Emily’s four legged standing ceramic cats and dogs are hand made and each one is given their own name and collar tag. As the pieces are raku fired each one is unique.
Raku means 'happiness through chance' and involves removing pots from the kiln at 950 degrees Celsius. The surface of the pot becomes carbonised which washes off when the pot is cool. The rapid cooling of the glaze causes it to crack and the carbon is trapped in these cracks highlighting and enhancing them. The beauty of this is that each piece is truly unique.