Posted 6 months ago
This raku fired ceramic rocking cat measures 5" long x 3" high x 2" deep. Made by Steve Vachon of Davis Vachon Studios. This piece does not appear to be in their current repertoire, so guessing it was probably called "Rocking Cat" and the sunglasses are a pun.
"The Western version of raku was developed in the 20th century by studio potters. Typically wares are fired at a high temperature, and after removing pieces from the kiln, the wares are placed in an open-air container filled with combustible material, which is not a traditional Raku practice in Japan. The Western process can give a great variety of colors and surface effects, making it very popular with studio and amateur potters."