Saturday, October 17, 2015

Raku Workshop - November 8 2015

First notice that our co-op will be hosting a Raku workshop on November 8th, 2015. More details as they are confirmed.

Workshop normally open to co-op members and the public on a cost recovery workshop fee to pay for materials and the instructor.

Raku is a process where the clay is heated up quickly using a propane gas burner, taken out of the kiln chamber while red-hot and then placed in a container vessel with organic materials (e.g. straw), which catch fire and consume the local oxygen so the glaze is in a reduction environment. This results in glazes from bright green to copper oranges and reds. Any part of the piece not glazed can turn black from the carbonized organics.

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