Enrol in Pottery - Raku: Copper Matte, Patinas & Lustres
Course Code: ARTS1975
This course is not suitable for beginners. Previous Raku experience is required or permission from the instructor.
This six-day advanced-level professional development course is a challenging exploration of the technical aspects of various Raku effects. Topics will be systematically studied and results evaluated one by one so that successful outcomes can be obtained at will. There will be a thorough study of effective firing and post-firing reduction techniques as they relate to Metallic Lustres and Patinas. Particular emphasis and time will be spent on using these techniques as a basis for obtaining successful results with the spectacular but elusive technique called Copper Matte. Instruction will encourage an experimental approach and emphasize process rather than production. There will be daily firings and, time permitting, Raku kiln design will be discussed. Please bring 10 bisqued pieces using Raku Clay. A maximum class size of 12 ensures individual attention.