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Realms of Irylite
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Philip D. Thomas
Raku is the process of taking glazed ceramic pieces to around cone 06 (1850 degrees Fahrenheit) and placing them into a reduction chamber of combustibles. The combustibles are usually saw dust or newspaper. A fire starts within the chamber, and this reduction creates a chemical reaction with the glaze that affects it's appearance.
Herald’s Censers, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 15 x 11 x 7 inches 2019
The censers are an enigma within the three living worlds. They have been found across each planet, but no one knows their exact origin. They have a strange, otherworldly presence to them and are from an age that has long passed. Many people are drawn to them through their colorful visage and strange design. These relics are often kept by the ruling class as a sign of prestige, while knowing nothing into the nature of their long forgotten past.
Lost Shrine, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 18.5 x 10 x 14 inches, 2019
An old world relic that resembles the likeness of a building. It is somewhat of a mystery on where these shrines originated from. But they are believed to be made during the late Age of Reclamation. They are able to generate immense electrical power and are often found in Lugdol cities on the island planet Jirda. Many of the Lugdol boast that they are the true architects of this marvel of technology. But no one knows what it is truly for.
Pillar Relic, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 20 x 18 x 13 inches, 2019
An ancient relic of Ishalli descent. Each pillar is believed to represent the strands of time, each holding knowledge into the past or future. The Elders of the Ishalli tribes break these tendrils that grow off of the main structure in a ceremony. The tendrils are ground up into a powder and ingested by the initiated. The inscription found on the object is seen among other lost world artifacts as well, and is believed to be a warding off of evil. Or depending on the object a documentation of it’s history. To those who are not elders and unable to take part in the ceremony, this object is met with high reverence and superstition.
Powered Codex, ceramic, raku fired, dimensions: 13 x 7 x 4 inches, 2019