Raku Worksop (2-part)

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Raku Worksop (2-part)

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Oct 12, 2019, 10:00 AM
Liggett Pottery, 10 W King St, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA

About the Event

Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 10am-5pm (Clay Part) 

Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 9am-? (Firing Part)

(Oct 27-Rain Date for Firing)   $125. - includes 10 lbs. of clay.

Learn the Art & Technique of creating the Zen Buddhism-inspired process of Raku Ceramics.  Students will learn different hand building skills at Liggett Pottery on Oct 12 and then will glaze and Raku fire these pieces at a separate location on Oct 20 (Oct 27-Rain Date for Firing).  

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

$125 per student.   Includes all supplies to make several pieces.

Contact Steve Liggett 918-694- 5719 or sliggett2000@yahoo.com if you have questions.

LIGGETT STUDIO, 314 S KENOSHA AVE,

LIGGETT POTTERY, 10 W KING ST, TULSA, OK

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