“Raku is the term referring to a traditional Japanese ceramic technique from making the tea bowl to the tea ceremony. In Western culture, raku can be a bit different. There are many versions and definitions of Raku. My version of Raku is to heat clay items up to 1000 degrees Celsius, until they are glowing red hot, then taking them out of the kiln and placing them into sawdust. This creates an atmosphere of adventure and excitement where the results cannot be exactly predicted – from crackle effect to metallic sheen to altered glaze colours. Come and learn the intricacies of creating your own clay form and experience the exhilaration of safe raku firing using my wood fired IKEA rubbish bin kiln.”
- Day 1 - Sat 2 July, 1 – 4pm – clay creation.
- Day 2 - Sun 24 July, 12 – 4pm – raku glazing and firing.
- Location: REmida WA, 1 Prospect Pl, West Perth
- Ages: Adult/Strictly 15+
- Cost: $130 for members, $150 for non-members, inclusive of GST (all materials supplied)
- Contact: Nadia Rasheed on email@example.com or (08)922 75576
- Please wear protective natural fibre clothing and enclosed footwear for raku firing on Day 2.