Clay Play With Fire!
Friday 10/18 OR 12/6 6-8:30pm: Raku Experience with Jesse Rasmussen. Participants will apply glaze material to their selected form and participate in the firing of those pieces. While the kiln is heating up, the class will watch Jesse demonstrate how the forms are made and be provided with a ball of clay to play with. Once the kiln reaches 1850 degrees, the burner is turned off and the instructor will pull the pots out of the kiln and place them in a reduction chamber filled with combustible materials. Participants will assist by adding more combustibles on top of the pot and placing the lid on the chambers. Class fee of $48 includes $15 towards the selection of one piece. At the workshop you may choose to upgrade to a larger or more complex piece or select a second piece for an additional fee. Depending on the number and size of pieces being fired, the kiln may need to be fired twice.
This workshop does include being near materials that are actively burning. Safety gear will be provided, but if you wish to actively participate in the raku combustion chamber process, it is important that you wear closed toe shoes, be prepared to tie your hair back (including long beards) and wear natural fiber clothing (primarily cotton or wool).