Raku Firing at Studio Sales
Limit 8 students, instructor Mike Carroll
Saturdays, August 14 and 21 — 10:00 to 3:00 on 8-14-21, 9:30am until we finish on 8-21-21 (rain date is August 28).
About Raku firing
The western process of Raku is about fire, smoke, pots and fire! Workshop includes 25 lb. of raku clay, bisque firing at Studio Sales, the use of studio raku glazes and the firing of the vessels and forms.
On Saturday August 14 the studio will be set aside for glazing your vessels and forms. I will have 4-5 raku glazes available, some are studio glazes and some from Spectrum Glazes. Examples will be available to demonstrate potential colors and finishes. On August 21 the kiln is built outside for the process and will begin at 9:30 am and continue until we finish. The forms are fired to 1850-1900F and unloaded hot into barrels with straw or clean newsprint as a combustible to alter the clay and glazes through a heavy exposure to carbon. The firing takes about 45 minutes once the kiln is heated up and several loads of vessels or forms are fired throughout the day. This can be a very hands on experience if the participants choose. The vessels and forms are not meant to used as functional for food service, these are decorative forms.
Price includes clay, bisque (if needed) glazes and the Raku firing. Work would need to be brought to studio for bisquing by August 10. Mike has over 35 years of raku experience.