Raku Clay Workshop

| Shrode Art Center

Thursdays, May 9, 16 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm & Saturday, May 25 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm | Class Fee: $40 (no price break for Children) | Instructor: Judy Mason

Raku Clay Workshop | 3 Sessions

  • Thursday, May 9 - Wet Clay Night | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 16 - Glaze Night | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 25 - RAKU Firing! | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Raku is an exciting, action-packed outdoor firing experience! This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of working with clay and witness the magic of an ancient art form.

Thursday, May 9 instructor Judy Mason will teach students how to create a clay pot using hand-building methods (more experienced clay artists will be guided independently on projects of their choosing.)

Thursday, May 16 students will learn how to glaze and decorate their pot and prepare for the firing on Saturday, May 25. When the outdoor kiln is ‘peaking,’ at over 1800 degrees, the molten red pieces are grabbed out of the kiln with tongs and placed in nearby containers filled with combustible materials. The smoke and flames create metallic colors and deep, black charcoal effects on the surface of the pottery. After cooling, the surfaces are cleaned to reveal the magic of the glazes and will be ready to take home late Saturday afternoon.

Cedarhurst Members enjoy a 10% discount on class fees!  •  Register for class: online | (618) 242-1236 ext. 248 or 249 | carrie@cedarhurst.org