Enjoy a summer day outside in the kiln yard, firing ceramic pieces in a special gas firing. Students will be hands on during the firing process and firings may last up to 6 hours depending on the kiln. Instructions include loading and manning the kiln while firing, taking out molten hot pieces and handling reduction chambers, removing char from pieces as well as any prep work. Participants are allowed up to 3 bisque sculptural or decorative pieces to Raku. Pieces must be a minimum of 5 inches tall and no wider than 10 inches to ensure room in the kiln and proper handling. No flat pieces will be allowed. Pieces must be Raku glazed no later than the night PRIOR to class. Check out the Glazing Techniques class to learn about glazing for Raku firings.
Instructor: Melissa Michel
For classes taking place on the Arts District campus, participants should check-in at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., prior to class.