This lidded lantern was thrown on a wheel and carved with the phases of the moon. It is 11" H X 7" W, and glazed with multiple glaze layers then fired a third time with 22K Gold and White Gold accents and an opalescent glaze. It casts beautiful and enchanting geometric mosaic shapes of light when a pillar candle is burned inside.
This is from my series Guardian Lanterns, which I generally make in autumn and winter, when our ancestors huddled around fire for warmth and safety. Each lantern uses light and shadow to create a sense of awe and magic. Raven in the Moonglow is a composite memory of a night we hiked to a mountaintop bathed in the most loving moonlight I've ever felt.
It takes several hours to design and carve my lanterns. If my knife slips, or the glaze does not flow well, all the work is lost. Everything came together perfectly for this piece.