Clay is natural intuitive medium. Laura is an intuitive artist. Her hands make what her eyes have seen and what has made an impression on her. When she plays with clay she feels at one with the nature. Her sculptures are like snowflakes, no two are alike. For sculptures available to purchase visit WEBSHOP.
Raku firing really is one of the most natural techniques that you can encounter in working with clay. In loose translation the word “raku” means contentment and enjoyment in happy accident..
Originally created for the Korean tea ceremony, and further developed in 16th century Japan.
In raku firing all of nature’s elements are used in the process – earth, fire, air and water and together they create an unpredictable and unique style .
The process of Raku firing differs from other firing methods because it requires the fast removal of the piece from the furnace at their maximum temperature. While red hot, the pieces can be reduced using smoke from flammable materials, or enhanced with alcohol, or decorated with horse/pet hair and feathers.
It is a rather dangerous, unpredictable and amazing process.