Fall Raku II Workshop
About the Event
Sunday, Oct 10, 9am-5pm
Sunday, Oct 24, 9am to 5pm (Firing)
$185. - includes 10 lbs. of clay.
Enroll by Oct 1 (no refunds after this date)
Individual Projects. 10 lbs of clay, glazes and firing included in fee.
The first day will be spent on making forms utilizing premade thrown forms by Steve as well as slab-built, coil built forms by students on a much more individualized basis. The 5 works are then dried and bisque fired by Steve.
The second part of the workshop where participants experiment, glaze, fire and post-reduce their clay works for a plethora of different effects on their works. Participants fire and remove their clayworks putting them into trash cans full of combustible materials. We will be experimenting with an alcohol-based post reduction and using the torch to make flashing. Students provide their own cannister of Coleman white gas for the torch.
Raku Pottery was developed in Japan in the early 1500’s as the Ceremonial Tea Ware of the Zen Buddhist Masters. The word Raku signifies enjoyment of freedom. It was preferred by the Masters because of its humility, tasteful unpretentiousness, simple naturalness, and its deliberate avoidance of luxury...all very important to the Zen philosophy.
According to the Zen Masters, its elusive, subtle, yet vigorous beauty is Raku's worth. It is valued because it is believed that the Spirit of the Maker is embodied in the form and revealed at the foot, which is traditionally left naked (unglazed). It is believed that if we are alert to ourselves, in contemplating the Raku form, we will recognize in it our own Spirit and Meaning. Taught by Steve Liggett
Contact Steve Liggett 918-694- 5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
LIGGETT STUDIO, 314 S KENOSHA AVE,
LIGGETT POTTERY, 10 W KING ST, TULSA, OK
Day 110 W King St, Tulsa, OK
Day 24310 W 86th St Tulsa
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