This raku pottery sculpture of a stylized city skyline was hand made by artist Blanka Perčić. Born in Belgrade, Ms. Perčić graduated from The School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, Croatia. She has been creating sculptures in clay since 1980. She has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions and is a member of KERAMEIKON, the Croatian Ceramic Association.
The arched sculpture is glazed in shades of blue and grey and features eight buildings, each different from the others. The piece is 6 1/2 inches long, 2 inches front to back and 3 3/4 inches tall to the top of the highest building. There is a gold foil label on top that reads "Unikat Perčić" which translates to "unique to Perčić." On the bottom is a paper label that tells us that this piece comes from TRAMEKS, the Zagreb ceramics studio where Ms. Perčić is the director. The label also states the tehnika (technique) is ručni rad (handwork) - glazirana keramika (glazed ceramics). It's in like-new condition; any tiny flaws were created during the raku firing process.
Croatian modern art is very much admired and collected. This raku sculpture has an angular modernist appeal and weighs just 9 ounces, perfect for displaying on a small table or shelf.