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Raku Jean 1

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The Raku firing process results in the most beautiful textural linework and the more we look, the more interesting details we discover. The Raku firing process is completely random so each piece is unique. 


15cm (L) x 8cm (W) x 35cm (H)

Raku is a Japanese style of pottery. The practice is characterised by the removal of a clay object from the kiln at the height of the firing and causing it to cool very rapidly. Ceramics are taken from the kiln while they are still glowing red hot and are placed in a material that can catch fire, such as sawdust or newspaper. This technique is used to starve the piece of oxygen, which creates a myriad of colours within the glaze. Due to the process, each piece is completely unique. 


Tess Miller is a young emerging ceramic artist creating biomorphic abstract forms from clay using gentle hand-building techniques and slow, intuitive movement. Tess investigates the connection between the embodied processes of clay construction as she physically moulds and materialises shapes. Driven and excited by clay as a medium, Tess works intuitively and slowly to achieve unique, one-off pieces to last a lifetime.

“When I am making works I feel connected, like I am dancing in flow with the clay’"

Tess completed an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at Tafe in 2022 and during that year had her first Solo Exhibition in Lantana Space at Moffat.


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