Raku Firing Workshop

Originally a Japanese tradition of firing pots, dating back to the 16th Century. In the 20th century, Paul Soldner Americanized the tradition.  

Students bring pre-glazed ceramic bisque-ware.  It is placed into a fuel fired kiln and fired rapidly to around 1800-1900 Fahrenheit.  When the glaze is melted, the pots are pulled out of the kiln (red-hot) and placed into garbage cans with combustible materials and magical things happen.

When you come to this workshop, you will learn not just the technique, but also the science of how it all works.  Students