Workshops and Raku Firing Events
In addition to workshops, we conduct numerous raku firing events. Whether you are a pro or just getting started, the firings are a great way to share the day with friends and other fans of raku and to experience the thrill of watching the work develop right before your eyes. In typically less than two hours, glazes are brushed on the work, the pieces are dried, loaded into the kiln, fired to 1750 degrees Fahrenheit, pulled glowing hot from the kiln, manipulated in reduction pits, quenched and cleaned up. In short, glazing to amazing in two hours or less. No wonder we often refer to raku as pottery for the impatient.
Check out the workshop section of the shop for more information and a schedule of upcoming events in our 1887 Victorian carriage house.
Raku is just too much fun to keep to yourself. I have found that teaching is more fun than creating. Check out programs and small group workshop opportunities offered in my 1888 carriage house.
Not everything I create finds its way out of the studio. I learned long ago to keep some of the good stuff. Wander over to the gallery to see some of the pieces in my personal collection.