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Gorintō - Woodfired

Gorintō - Woodfired


Inspired by Gorintō, a  Japanese five element stupa. Commonly used for memorials, each level has one of the five shapes symbolic of the Five Elements: the earth level (cube), the water level (sphere), the fire level (pyramid), the air level (crescent), and the ether level, (or energy, or void). Handsculpted featuring two kinds of clay, left unglazed to feature ash deposits and alchemical reaction of clay with the wood fire process.


This piece was fired in Wallingford, Pennsylvania this summer in a train kiln at the Community Arts Center. The firing took 48 hours and a team of 12 people taking shifts to stoke the fire. Each piece is truly one of a kind. 


Dimensions: 3 in x 3 in x 7in

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