Who else finds this super fascinating? Has anyone tried this technique? #Repost @potsinaction
RAKU PUNK!!! .
For Jean Francois Bourlard (celebrated French potter-sculptor www.jfbourlard.fr), the excitement, unpredictability, and raw delight in the fibrous shards of molten glaze in freezing motion is a passion like no other. This is raku as performance art at its pinnacle.
He writes of his original take on Raku, “ My research focuses on matter and its limits; they take shape through installations, performances, jars or sculptures. I work on forces and movements that occur when firing, electric or gas. I play with the superposition of fusible materials (earthenware or enamel) and refractory (sandstone or porcelain), as well as with the positioning of the piece in the furnace: in suspension, on the spit or other. The fusion causes cracks, detachments of material, sliding, openings. The fire reshapes materials and volumes. This experimental work is pushed to its paroxysm with the performances of "Raku Punk" where I play with the codes of the traditional pottery to better pay homage to the Raku tradition.”
Just a quick and friendly reminder: PLAY SAFE WITH RAKU!
Please note that these highlights have been edited down from the original - full video link here https://vimeo.com/192588688
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