RAKU: four sessions of quiet contemplation
In this four session class we will learn about the art of Raku firing. This is a dynamic process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface.
We will enjoy three sessions of hand making small objects while learning about the aesthetic of Raku. This class is designed for quiet enjoyment of clay. We pinch, smooth, and coax the clay into objects made for meditation and slow enjoyment. We will fire the together during the fourth session and you will take your work home with you to enjoy for years to come.
The studio is committed to your safety and health. Keeping Covid 19 in mind, this class will require masks and thoughtful social distancing.