about the artist :
Bennie

Bennie is a sculptor raku ceramist .
Raku-yaki is a japanese XVI  century's technique.The process consists of a first firing up to 1000° degree . The clay becomes terracotta . Then after enamelling, there is a second firing, equally up to 1000 degree. At the final stage of the second firing, the sculpture is taken out incandescently of the oven and then put into sawdust. The big  thermal choc between the high temperature of the owen and the outside temperature creates superficial cracks on the piece . The cracks become black because of the smoke. This method very demanding for the clay stays very impredictable as to the final result. On top of mastering sculpture,mastering enamelling and firing is primal .
The gap between the subject and the ancestral technique, is confronting two realities in an unique piece: the past and the present. The cracks of the fragile work reveal the vulnerability of the living. Bennie was first inspired by painting and drawing when she studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Bourges, France. Then, she discovered clay and sculpture, and completed a raku training. She is now dedicated to her passion for raku sculpture

Sleeping with you /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
7 x 4 x 7 (18 x 11 x 18 cm)
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
565
On the table /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
5 x 14 x 8 (15 x 37 x 21 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
588
Waiting for you /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
10 x 8 x 8 (27 x 22 x 21 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
589
Teddy in love /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
8 x 10 x 8 (21 x 27 x 21 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
590
Just born /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 9 x 7 (17 x 23 x 18 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
548
Sweet /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
4 x 8 x 5 (11 x 21 x 14 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
554
Tender /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
5 x 8 x 4 (15 x 20,5 x 11 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
542
Together /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
7 x 4 x 7 (18 x 11 x 19 cm)
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
548
Rock n' roll /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 5 x 4 (17 x 13,5 x 11,5 cm)
unique artwork
1,030.97 $
570
To Adopt /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 3 x 4 (17 x 8,5 x 11 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
552
Babysitting /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
4 x 6 x 5 (11 x 15,5 x 14 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
551
Panda accoudé n°3 /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 11 x 7 in (15,5 x 27,5 x 18,5 cm)
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
782
Panda accoudé n°4 /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 10 x 6 in (14 x 26 x 16 cm)
unique artwork
1,189.59 $
805
Panda accoudé n°2 /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
7 x 13 x 8 in (18 x 32,5 x 21 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
674
Chiot 19 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 7 x 5 in (16 x 18 x 13 cm )
unique artwork
951.67 $
1000
Chiot n°16, 2017  /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7 x 5 x 6 in (17 x 12 x 15 cm )
unique artwork
951.67 $
1093
Westie n°3, 2017 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7 x 4 x 8 in (17 x 11 x 19 cm )
unique artwork
951.67 $
721