Raku is a ceramic firing technique developed in 16th century Japan. The meaning of the ideogram 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.
“Small egg” is a soft and reassuring artwork like a promise. The symbolism of the egg is numerous and artists have used them throughout the ages: from the original egg of primitive Greece to the Easter egg of faith in the resurrection, it appears in the myths of world creation for many peoples. Its formal, harmonious and symmetrical perfection has made it an object of spiritual reflection and a perfect model for artists.
Shaped by the artist’s hands to the perfect form, Bennie’s eggs call for a caress and radiate with their white softness. They illuminate an entrance or soothe a workplace, a room…Discover the artist