[Coastal] Raku Pottery Workshop in the Loch

Ruth Blake and David Blake tegan at swbell.net
Wed May 23 09:55:36 PDT 2001

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The Loch Pottery Guild is having a workshop on Monday May the 28th
(Memorial Day).

The workshop will be on Raku firing. Raku was developed in the late
1500's in Japan as a way of making the bowls for the tea ceremony.

 This technique involves taking red hot pots fresh from the kiln and
placing them in cans full of leaves, dried grass or whatever will
produce the best reduction so I would have to insist  you not  bring
children to this one.
I have made some pots for the class so you will all get to glaze and
fire your own pot.

It is limited to ten people due to space considerations. (If there is
enough interest I will do another in June)
I still have some spots left so please email me if you are interested
and I will call you with directions.
You will need to wear long pants and open toed shoes are not advised..
All long hair must tied back and I will make sure you have any other
safety gear you need for the process.
Bring newspaper if you can to reduce your pots in. The more the merrier.

There is a pool available for cooling off while the pots are cooling off
so bring a bathing suit.
And we will be barbecuing hamburgers for anyone interested.
The workshop starts at 11:00 and should end about 3:00.


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