Raku Making & Firing with Scot Foley
August 24, 25th, 10am-2pm & August 31st, 10am-4pm
In this three session raku making & firing workshop you will learn the art of Raku.
*Please note: For safety reasons on firing day, participants must wear natural fiber clothing that fully covers arms and legs, long hair should be tied back and no sandals.*
Students will need to bring their own lunch.
Participants must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Thursday August 15th.
All Welcome to Watch the Raku Firing on August 31
Anyone is welcome to attend the raku firing even if they are not in the class. Completed clay objects will be available for purchase to glaze and add to the raku firing. For safety reasons on firing day, participants must wear natural fiber clothing that fully covers arms and legs, long hair should be tied back and no sandals.
About Scot Foley
Scot is an experienced potter. He participates in and leads several Raku firings each year, and will be conducting the "Raku Your Own" at Pottery Fair August 17th and 18th (Cazenovia NY). His work can be seen a 4Elements studio in Utica NY
More about Raku
Raku ware was the original type of pottery used for the Japanese Tea ceremony. Raku means “Comfort” and derives its name from a 16th century palace in Kyoto Japan, the Jurakudai.
Raku has evolved many times since its development in feudal Japan. In the US and Europe it is loved for the excitement and immediacy of the process. The pot is rapidly fired to about 1800 degrees, removed from the kiln red hot and put into a reduction chamber [usually a trash can full of sawdust] for about 20 minutes. The heavy and quick reduction produces dramatic effects on the pot and glaze. Each ceramic piece is one of a kind!