Raku Pottery – Sept 13-Oct 4

$225.00

Instructed by Leo Despres

September 13 – October 22

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:00pm

Beginner / Experienced / Adult / Youth 14+

Explore Raku glazing and decorating techniques to create the three basic characteristics of Raku – Crackle, Lustres, and Carbonization. Raku firing is one of the most natural techniques that you can encounter in pottery. In raku firing, all of natural elements are used, earth, fire, air, and water…(see full description below)

Materials included

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2022

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SKU: CA-2022-28 Category:

Description

Explore Raku glazing and decorating techniques to create the three basic characteristics of Raku – Crackle, Lustres, and Carbonization. Raku firing is one of the most natural techniques that you can encounter in pottery. In raku firing, all of natural elements are used, earth, fire, air, and water. The earth is used to make the pot, then it’s put into an open fire kiln, then plunged into water. The cold water halts the firing process. A lovely fact about raku is that its name literally translates as “happiness in the accident”.
Safe firing and post-firing reduction techniques will also be covered. This course is suitable for those with limited or no Raku experience. Over a series of four evenings classes, students will use hand- building or throwing techniques to create pieces. After bisque firing, the group will accompany the instructor to an off-site location for the raku firing.