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

Petite fille aux fleurs /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 8 x 5 in (10 x 21 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
1,110 $
476
Petit garçon à l'oiseau /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7.4 x 9 x 7 in (19 x 23 x 18 cm)
unique artwork
1,110 $
475
Baloo /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7.8 x 9.4 x 6 in (20 x 24 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
1,110 $
473
Oiseau n°1 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4.7 x 4 x 2.3 in (12 x 10,5 x 6 cm)
unique artwork
400 $
394
Oiseau n°2 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 4 x 2.3 in (15 x 10 x 6 cm)
unique artwork
400 $
390
Oiseau n°3 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
5.5 x 3.5 x 2 in (14 x 9 x 5,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
387
Oiseau n°4 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
11 x 4 x 2.5 in (11 x 9,5 x 6,4 cm)
unique artwork
400 $
426
Prosper /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 6.3 x 7 in (10 x 16 x 17,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
532
Rocki /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6.1 x 4.7 x 4 in (15,5 x 12 x 10 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
930
Timid /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
5 x 6 x 6.3 in (12 x 15 x 16 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
415
Sporty /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 5 x 5.1 in (10,5 x 12,5 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
940 $
387
On the road /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
23.2 x 10.2 x 6 in (59 x 26 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
2,070 $
539
In the mood /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
10.2 x 14 x 5.9 in (26 x 35,5 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
2,070 $
513
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
Sold
344
Sleeping with you /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
7 x 4 x 7 (18 x 11 x 18 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1684
Rock n' roll /  Bennie
Sculpture Ceramic Raku Method
6 x 5 x 4 (17 x 13,5 x 11,5 cm)
unique artwork
Sold
1692
Chiot 19 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 7 x 5 in (16 x 18 x 13 cm )
unique artwork
Sold
1588
Westie n°3, 2017 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7 x 4 x 8 in (17 x 11 x 19 cm )
unique artwork
960 $
1326