In this one day workshop, participants will experience the ceramic art of Raku, an exciting technique that involves removing the ceramics from a special kiln at the height of firing. Participants will begin the day glazing their previously bisqued piece, then participating in firing the Raku kiln while learning about the process. Glaze will be provided by the instructor. Participants may choose to do a naked (unglazed) Raku piece and apply horsehair or feathers to create different effects on the unglazed surface. Participants who choose to glaze will achieve a metallic surface on their finished item.
Liz O'Brien began studying ceramics in 2011 and received her BS in Art with an emphasis in Ceramics in 2014. O'Brien has been teaching ceramics to children and adults since 2015. In 2021, Jeff Edwards (Father) and O'Brien opened a community ceramics studio in Southern Oregon. Their main goal is to provide a safe, creative, supportive and fun teaching environment for students.
Bisque fired piece.
Apron or older clothing for glazing.
If desired, a respirator could be worn within a certain distance to the kiln during the firing
Glaze and organic materials, kiln and all other tools will be provided.