Serene-sounding Raku-fired ceramic Zia Sun wind chime with fused glass and copper.
I hand-rolled this 4-1/2" disc (12 cm), carved it with the Zia Sun symbol, fired, then glazed and fired it once again using the Raku firing method.
Multiple strands of glass are decorated with quartz crystal chips, agate stone land glass beads and a central bead that is a Garnet blood red crystal. Also, a central length of pure hammered copper adds to the uniqueness to match the copper metal flashing in the Raku glaze.
The total length from the top of the hook to the bottom is 16" long (41cm). The hook is made of chainmail rings and steel. The chime terminates in a terra cotta Zia sun pendant.
*Each creation I make is unique and one of a kind, the photo above is what you will receive. The intensity of colour may differ from a PC monitor to a smartphone.*
About the Zia Pueblo Sun Symbol:
"Zia" means sun, and is also the name of the symbol. Today it is the sole symbol on the flag of the State of New Mexico, but the symbol is very old- it is found on pottery, art, and other artefacts of the Zia Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. The number four is sacred to the Zia Indians, and this emblem embodies this number as the powers of nature- the sun, the four directions, seasons, and the ages of man.