“Dancing Bear ” is a ceramic work by the contemporary artist Bennie.
Raku is a ceramic firing technique developed in 16th century Japan. The meaning of the ideogram for raku-yaki emphasises the serendipity of the firing process. The glazed sculptures were fired at 950 degrees, and the thermal shock produced the cracks in a completely random way. The object is then smoked, which blackens and enhances these accidents.
Animal sculptures dominate Bennie’s various artistic projects: bears, pandas, dogs and birds make up an endearing bestiary. The artist addresses the child in us. Through the prism of artistic creation, the animal is a reassuring and friendly being, all round, soft to the touch. It calls for a caress and sympathy.
Balancing on one leg, Bennie’s bear gains in lightness, as if it were dancing.
We are completely in love with this well-behaved bear ! He is the perfect size to keep you company on your desk or in your reading corner.
“Dancing Bear “, to be given as a gift or as a present, will bring a touch of softness to your home.
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