This lidded lantern was thrown on a wheel and carved on 3 sides and glazed in 5 glazes with gold luster added. It casts beautiful and enchanting geometric mosaic shapes of light and the full moon glows behind the raven.
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.
The Raven is a guardian and protector, gifted with wisdom and cunning.
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.