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Igor Carino - A World Premiere! - The first time available for sale! *
A wood-fired square shaped semi-cascade bonsai pot made in Igor Carino's Gafu ten award-winning design.
This innovative piece is the culmination of 10 years of research and design and combines traditional techniques and principles with the latest in modern technology. The pot is part handmade and part 3D printed from quality stoneware clay. The base is fully handmade, with great attention to detail, incorporating stepped feet with basal band above, and hand carved underside detail. The 3D printed walls are in a superb pattern and square shaped design. The lip, also handmade, adds a nice border to the beautiful textured pattern of the walls.
Once designed and a computer program is built, the pots are 3D printed using traditional clay - high-quality Japanese or French stoneware. The pots are constantly attended to during this long process and then are finished by hand. The rim is then hand built, and once leather hard, areas of the pots are smoothed to a polished finish.
The pots are then wood-fired for 11 hours, another process that requires constant attention, in a special high-temperature wood-fired kiln (1350°C), designed and built by ceramic artist and kiln expert Frederick L. Olsen. A mix between traditional Western wood kilns and Japanese kilns.
'the wood firing in my kiln created metallic, iridescent colors, and finishes like the surfaces of cast iron and corten metal.'
The resulting pots are completely unique, incredibly detailed, and multi-fronted. Comes with a stamped turmeric cloth.
External measurements: 13.5cm (l) x 9cm (h).
Made by Igor Carino (Italy)
* Only 2 pieces ever sold (to collectors in Japan & Taiwan, and 3 gifted to friends, before this batch from the EBPC)
Read about this fascinating process and incredible artist at Carino's EBPC Member Profile page.