You are invited to an exclusive raku firing event!
October 19, 2019 from 3–7pm
Join or upgrade your IS183 membership to our 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.
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. You’ll take home a finished piece!
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).
Introduction to raku firing
Glaze pieces to fire
Create pieces for the next pop-up ceramics event
Cool & clean fired pieces