Clay artist, Barb Sachs draws her inspiration from
the natural forms of the animal world. Barb uses many hand-building
techniques in the creation of her animals, but, most notably employs
thick sheets of clay, or slabs, which are folded and shaped in
an origami like method to produce a hollow, sculptural form –
a form which lends itself to the rigours of the raku firing process.
The variation of glaze effects that the raku technique allows
provides the palette for these creatures and serves to create
an aged quality in the work.
These are some samples of
Barb's wonderful Raku creations