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Gardiner Museum

FALL 2014 FRIDAY EVENING RAKU

FALL 2014 FRIDAY EVENING RAKU

Fridays September 5 - 19, 2014, 6 - 9 PM (Firing Day: Sept 28, 10 AM - 4 PM)

Instructor: Audrey Mah


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In this four day workshop, student s will create two to three dimensional objects through handbuilding techniques and or wheel throwing.  Handbuilding techniques, raku glaze application and the method of firing their wares will be taught. This method of firing is so immediate that you will be able to take your creation home at the end of the session. 

Each student will create three pieces. There is a limitation to the size of the pieces created. This is due to the size of the kiln.etc.  The maximum dimension of a piece is 12”x dia. 4”. No two dimensional pieces such as plates can be fired.

Raku is a pottery technique that has it’s origins in 16th century Japan. The raku technique, like other pottery techniques primarily revolves around it’s firing.  Wares are now treated to a 'post firing reduction' phase. The wares are put into a container with combustible material such as sawdust, or leaves and allowed to smoke for a predetermined length of time. The carbonaceous atmosphere reacts and affects the glazes and clay and imparts unique effects and surfaces to the wares. Some of these effects are metallic and crackled glazes surfaces.  When the wares have cooled, they are washed with an abrasive cleaner to remove all residue of soot and ash.

 

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$220 GENERAL | $190 GARDINER MEMBERS
INCLUDES HST


Cancellations will only be accepted 7 days before class begins. No refund will be issued after the classes have begun.
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