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Raku Firing

Sunday Afternoon Raku

Sun June 07 to 21, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 1 – 4 pm
Firing: June 28, 10 am – 4 pm

In this four-session workshop, students will create objects using hand building and wheel throwing. Learn a variety of hand-building techniques as well as Raku glaze application methods. Raku firing is so immediate that you’ll be able to take your creation home at the end of the session.

Raku traces its origins to 16th-century Japan. The Raku method, like other pottery techniques, revolves primarily around its firing. The wares are put into a container with combustible materials such as sawdust or leaves, and allowed to smoke for a predetermined length of time. The carbonaceous atmosphere reacts with the glazes and creates unique effects and surfaces, including a metallic or crackled appearance. When the wares have cooled, they’re washed with an abrasive cleaner to remove all residues of soot and ash.

Each student can create up to three pieces. Due to the size of the kiln, pieces cannot be larger than 12” x 4”. Two-dimensional pieces, such as plates, cannot be fired.

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Audrey Mah

Audrey Mah is a contemporary ceramist. She graduated from the University of Waterloo where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She continued her studies in ceramic design at the Ontario College of Art where she received a scholarship.

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