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Raku Pottery


Raku is based on a traditional Japanese process where specially formulated
clay is used to hand-build objects and pots, which are dried, glazed and
quickly heated to red hot in a kiln, melting the glazes.

Pots are then removed and placed in garbage cans filled with a variety
of organic materials such as leaves or sawdust. The lids are then put on
the cans, creating a smokey environment that "reduces" the clay and glazes.
The body of the pot turns black, the glazes intensify and crack. The fun is
in the surprise, for while you can control the basic color of the glaze,
how the glazes respond to the smoke/reduction can vary widely. Children
love this process and are welcome to attend (5 and up) but must be accompanied by a parent.

In this class, instructor Roberta Sprague will guide you through the Raku process. All materials are provided!

Date: Sat June 24th (rain date Sun June 25th). 9am - 2pm, bring a snack and lunch. $65.00/Adult. $35.00/Child (must be 12 by an adult.
Where: Held at a private residence on MDI. We'll email you the address one week before the workshop.

For more information please contact Roberta @ 3roberta@gmail.com

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