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Raku Firing Experience

Raku Firing Experience

Date:August 6, 2020
Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:Pottery Studio

This session is CANCELLED. (August 6, 2020)


Kathy Morris

First Thursday of each month from June - October | 6 – 9pm

June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1

Member: $45 | Non-member: $50 (includes up to two pieces of pottery to glaze and fire)

4 min / 15 max

Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process, which generally produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish.  TIAC’s Raku firing experience is designed to give you a feel for that ancient process.  Tuition includes up to two pieces of pottery to glaze and fire.  Attendees can purchase additional pieces from a number of bisque fired pots that will be available.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy while the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature and their pieces are fired. Then the fun begins as red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the pots rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water.  While raku is unpredictable, everyone should go home with their very own raku masterpiece.