Artist's description:

This is a gorgeous sculpture based on the Kitsune shrines prevalent in Japan. Many are devoted to Kitsune, a fox spirit. Kitsune is a representative of the god Inari, who is the god of fertility and the harvest. Since foxes are often seen at the rice harvest time hunting for mice, hence they have become a symbol of fertility. They are seen as a helper spirit, hence their connection with the Rice Harvest. Foxes have always occupied a special place in Japanese mythology. Hence in Japan, many woman and couples trying to get pregnant often visit and make offerings to the Shinto god Inari and his helper the fox god, Kitsune.

Raku is an ancient Japanese Ceramic glazing technique in which the objects are glazed, fired and smoked. There is a great element of the unknown at work, and it is very difficult to contol the outcomes. Therefore one must really try to have no expectation. During the firing process, after reaching 1200 C they are placed carefully in barrels with paper and woodchips to be smoked. After some minutes the objects are plunged into cold water. This is what gives them the special iridescence and crackly effect.

Materials used:

clay, raku glazes

Kitsune (2017)

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This artwork is sold by Cynara Mori from Spain

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