Two-Day Raku Workshop

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Raku pottery is an ancient traditional method of firing ceramics developed by the Japanese. It is an exciting way to create unique decorative pottery.

In this workshop, instructors Ann Hobart and Janet Greer will guide students through glazing and firing in our Raku kiln on VisArts’ 6th floor terrace.

No previous experience in Raku is necessary and all glaze materials are included in the workshop.

 Participants will bring bisqued pots on the first day of the workshop and will glaze using special raku glazes. These special raku glazes will also be available for use in  the VisArts Ceramic Studio  by special arrangement prior to the first day of the workshop. In addition to glazing on Saturday (17th), naked firing (Obvara) and horsehair firings will be done. On the second day of the workshop (18th) we will fire all glazed pots. (No glazing on the the second day.)

 

Our standard high-fire clay will work perfectly in the Raku kiln and each participant can fire up to five naked/horsehair firings and five glazed firings.

Registration does not include clay.