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

Oiseau n° 5 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4.7 x 4 x 2.5 in (12 x 10,5 x 6 cm)
unique artwork
360 US$
790
Oiseau n°7 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 4 x 2 in (11 x 10,5 x 5,5 cm)
unique artwork
360 US$
794
Oiseau n°1 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4.7 x 4 x 2.3 in (12 x 10,5 x 6 cm)
unique artwork
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640
Oiseau n°2 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 4 x 2.3 in (15 x 10 x 6 cm)
unique artwork
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710
Petite fille aux fleurs /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 8 x 5 in (10 x 21 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
990 US$
831
Petit garçon à l'oiseau /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7.4 x 9 x 7 in (19 x 23 x 18 cm)
unique artwork
990 US$
849
Baloo /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7.8 x 9.4 x 6 in (20 x 24 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
990 US$
801
Oiseau n°4 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
11 x 4 x 2.5 in (11 x 9,5 x 6,4 cm)
unique artwork
360 US$
769
Oiseau n°3 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
5.5 x 3.5 x 2 in (14 x 9 x 5,5 cm)
unique artwork
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625
Sporty /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 5 x 5.1 in (10,5 x 12,5 x 13 cm)
unique artwork
840 US$
670
Prosper /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
4 x 6.3 x 7 in (10 x 16 x 17,5 cm)
unique artwork
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766
Timid /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
5 x 6 x 6.3 in (12 x 15 x 16 cm)
unique artwork
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648
On the road /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
23.2 x 10.2 x 6 in (59 x 26 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
1,850 US$
792
In the mood /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
10.2 x 14 x 5.9 in (26 x 35,5 x 15 cm)
unique artwork
1,850 US$
754
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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2040
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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1952
Chiot 19 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
6 x 7 x 5 in (16 x 18 x 13 cm )
unique artwork
Sold
1832
Westie n°3, 2017 /  Bennie
Raku ceramic sculpture
7 x 4 x 8 in (17 x 11 x 19 cm )
unique artwork
850 US$
1594