Intro to Raku With Dawn Renee Sat. 2-4 pm
4 weeks, postponed, new start time to announced - the class is a go (room for 4 more people)
Dawn is waiting for her raku kiln to be repaired.
If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at 520 406 7343 Her web site is drenee.com
Participants will explore the history and practice of Raku and post-fire techniques. Participants will have a hands-on approach to following glaze recipes and mixing their own glazes.
Please bring at least 2 bisque vessels to glaze and fire. (preferably B-Mix) Expect to create a set of either tea bowls or a saki set in session.
Week 1: Discussion on Japanese Tea Ceremony and its history in Raku. Raku fire set-up, unload and safety will be covered. Participants will create a set of tea bowls or sake cups for future Raku.
Week 2: Discussion about the history of western Raku glaze recipes. Participants will glaze bisqueware and Raku. Participants will make teapots or sake carafes.
Week 3: Participants will create a sculpted vessels from direction (great visual exercise!) These will be greenware Raku for next week Raku. Participants will glaze tea bowls and other bisqueware. & then we will do a Raku firing.
Week 4: Participants will mix selected glazes for teapot/carafe bisque and greenware application. Students will clean previously fired work. & then
we will do a Raku firing.