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Raku Firing Special Event

  • IS183 Art School of the Berkshires 13 Willard Hill Road Stockbridge, MA, 01262 (map)

Become a member at the Contemporary Circle level ($1,000+) and enjoy an exclusive Raku firing event in support of our Ceramics Department!

This event has limited availability — join today and secure your spot! Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 16 with Michele Bastow, Development Director, at 413-298-5252 x105.

About raku

Raku is a traditional Japanese firing method that uses fire, combustible material, glaze, and air to create dazzling effects on clay pieces. In four hours, you will experience all the stages of raku — firing, reduction, and cooling. 

We provide the pottery, you make it art!

During the event, everyone will have the opportunity to experience the wet clay process, rounding out a complete tactile, hands-on experience. Please wear close-toed shoes and long sleeves/pants (preferably cotton or cotton/blend).


  • 3:00–3:30pm Greeting/Studio Tour/Introduction to Raku Firing/Press Molds

  • 3:30–4:10pm Glaze Pieces to Fire

  • 4:10–4:35pm Load Kiln/Begin Firing

  • 4:35–5:25pm Create Press Mold Pieces for Next Round of Pop-Ups/Check Kiln

  • 5:25–7pm Check Kiln/Unload/Cool & Clean Fired Pieces/Finish Molds/Clean Up


Contact Justin Trapp, Ceramics Studio Manager, at 413.298.5252 or

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