RAKU: Japanese-Inspired Contemporary Ceramics with Jim Romberg, November 10 & 11

RAKU: Japanese-Inspired Contemporary Ceramics with Jim Romberg, November 10 & 11

385.00

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 9 AM-4 PM

Using the  “Western” style process of glazing, quick firing, removal from the red hot kiln and post firing reduction, students from beginner to advanced will glaze and fire bisque ware pieces, either their own or those provided, each day. This is a participatory two-day workshop.

 You’ll experience a variety of glazing, firing, and reduction techniques in order to create unique and individual pieces.  Glaze demonstrations will include brush, pour, spray, stencil, slips, oxides, and resist naked Raku.  You will use heat and flame for surface enhancement, an assortment of materials for post firing reduction and manipulation of reduction smoke to enrich your fired pieces. Safety procedures for the entire process will be emphasized.

During the lunch hour, discussions will include slide show of contemporary and historical Raku work.

We will also cover how to construct and fire a backyard, low cost raku.

Students are encouraged to bring up to 5 medium sized bisque fired (cone 06) works. A variety of pieces will be provided for those who have not prepared their own, including flat relief tiles and wheel thrown forms ready for glazing and firing.

Bisque fired Raku ready pieces can be purchased from Seattle Pottery Supply or the Port Townsend School of the Arts to be used during the workshop.

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