Our highly sought after RAKU course is back!
What is RAKU? A type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while it's still glowing hot and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces crackling of certain glazes. Because of the varying direction of the flames and materials, no two pieces will ever look alike.
Go from being a complete beginner to making and firing beautiful RAKU Clay pottery in 3 weeks!
In this 3 Sunday course students will learn the fundamentals of working with clay. Each student will hand-build multiple pieces of pottery with RAKU clay during the initial session on Sunday, August 15, 2PM - 8 PM .It's the longest day of the course, feel free to bring lunch and/or snacks with you.
Your new creations will be left to dry then bisque fired and will be ready to be glazed a week later, Sunday August 22, 5 PM - 9 PM Students will be able to experiment with a variety of glazes.
The spectacular firing will take place on Sunday, August 29, 5 PM - 9 PM (Multiple firings will take place throughout the day, exact time will be scheduled with each student) Students will be able to take home their creations the same day! Each firing takes about 30 minutes while we have some downtime in the classroom.
Sunday, August 15, 2 PM - 8 PM Hand-building Pottery
Sunday, August,22, 5 PM - 9 PM Glazing Session
Sunday, September 19 1 PM - 5 PM RAKU Firings
No prior experience is necessary! All tools and materials will be provided.
Location & Contact Details
205 NW 16th St, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA