My raku pottery often receives extra individual expression via my own sculpted additions. In this case, two dragonflies were originally sculpted from clay by myself then made into a press mold for multiple applications (stay tuned for what a ‘press mold’ looks like!). I enjoy so many art expressions and sculpture is one of them!

A press mold allows me to take moist clay, press it into the concave areas, trim it up and apply it to a still damp vessel so that it ‘becomes one with the vessel’. Soon, I’ll be adding to my blog pics of the press mold technique!


  • Linda Anderson says:

    I was looking at different urns online for my daughter’s ashes. She passed away last year, and I have been searching for just the right urn for her personality. Dragonflies were very special for her. That one you made is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    • charl7 says:

      You’re welcome Linda and I’m so very sorry to hear you lost your daughter. Sadly, we have that in common… as I lost my daughter about 2 1/2 years ago to Breast Cancer. It’s a difficult path to walk as I’m sure you know. I’m including a link to the urns I have for sale at this time. I make custom urns as well, in fact I’m in the process of making one for a customer right now….I mention it because she also loved dragonflies and they are to be included on the piece I’m making. If I can be of any help to you, just let me know. Best wishes to you and yours and, again, I’m so sorry for your loss.
      Lynne Anderson, Raku Artist

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