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Raku Firing [Workshop]

Raku pottery is primarily for decorative artwork, resulting in smoky black and/or metallic surfaces that are ready to take home the day of firing! Horsehair and feather firings will occur along with traditional raku-glazing and firing. An orientation early in the semester will cover topics such as recommended wares for firing, glazing application/schedule, and firing-weekends expectations. This workshop is intended for both first time and returning raku-ers to try something new.

Class fee includes 25 lbs. of Raku clay, use of terra sigillata, raku glazes, safety equipment and other tools for firing. 

Instructor: Jennifer Siegel 

Sunday, August 27: 12:00pm – 2:00pm   Workshop Orientation
Wednesday, October 4: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Glaze Preparation and Discussion Session
Saturday, October 14: 9:00am – 5:00pm*  Firing Day #1   
Sunday, October 15: 9:00am – 5:00pm*  Firing Day #2  
*Rain dates for firing weekend: October 28 and October 29

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Potter’s Wheel, Handbuilding 101, or equivalent

Class fees by level:  NC State students – $140   Public – $230

NOTE: This workshop requires a clay studio membership to participate.