Raku Firing Workshop @ Driving Creek Pottery
Raku firing is an ancient Japanese ceramics technique that has been used for many centuries to create a very unique finish to wares.
Raku is a low fire process in which pottery is removed from the kiln when red hot. It is cooled rapidly, often in combustible material like sawdust or paper, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface.
Raku firing creates completely unique pieces as there is never a certainty as to how the final piece will turn out. Raku essentially creates a unique design every time, so there is less control on the outcome.
No matter what type of glaze or decorative material you use, raku is inherently not food-safe and unsafe for use as domestic ware.
This is a 1/2-day workshop and price includes firing of 3-6 small pieces (max 10cm).
1-6 small pieces of bisque-fired work to be raku-fired.
(Bisque-firing is available at Driving Creek for $15/piece, latest 2 weeks prior to the workshop)