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

On the road /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
23.2 x 10.2 x 6 in (59 x 26 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
2,061.95 $
341
In the mood /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
10.2 x 14 x 5.9 in (26 x 35,5 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
2,061.95 $
322
White Elephant /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
10.2 x 11.4 x 18 in (26 x 29 x 45 cm)
unique artwork
2,061.95 $
354
Baby White /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 10.2 x 13 in (15 x 26 x 33 cm)
unique artwork
1,427.50 $
290
Rocki /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6.1 x 4.7 x 4 in (15,5 x 12 x 10 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
845
On the road again /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
23.2 x 10.2 x 8.8 in (59 x 22,5 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
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260
Polo /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
3.5 x 4 x 5 in (9 x 11 x 12 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
532
Sporty /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 5 x 5.1 in (10,5 x 12,5 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
935.81 $
346
Shy /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
3 x 4.5 x 5.1 in (7,5 x 11 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
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322
Happy /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
3.5 x 4 x 5.1 in (9 x 10 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
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263
Timid /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
5 x 6 x 6.3 in (12 x 15 x 16 cm)
unique artwork
1,094.42 $
315
Prosper /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 6.3 x 7 in (10 x 16 x 17,5 cm)
unique artwork
1,094.42 $
275
Waiting for you /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
10 x 8 x 8 (27 x 22 x 21 cm)
unique artwork
1,506.81 $
1026
Babysitting /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
4 x 6 x 5 (11 x 15,5 x 14 cm)
unique artwork
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1024
Together /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
7 x 4 x 7 (18 x 11 x 19 cm)
unique artwork
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1441
Tender /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
5 x 8 x 4 (15 x 20,5 x 11 cm)
unique artwork
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1348
Sleeping with you /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
7 x 4 x 7 (18 x 11 x 18 cm)
unique artwork
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1568
Rock n' roll /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 5 x 4 (17 x 13,5 x 11,5 cm)
unique artwork
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1600
Chiot n°16 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7 x 5 x 6 in (17 x 12 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
951.67 $
2486
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 $
2040
Chiot 19 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 7 x 5 in (16 x 18 x 13 cm )
unique artwork
Sold
1486
Westie n°3, 2017 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7 x 4 x 8 in (17 x 11 x 19 cm )
unique artwork
951.67 $
1226