Join the Clay Empire in the exciting quest to tame Mud, Fire and a pinch of Alchemy in the Summer 2005 Raku Clay Workshops! Raku is an Americanized Japanese pottery technique that was innovated by Paul Soldner in the 1950's & 1960's. Become a part of the excitement and join Chad Everson and The Clay Empire as the innovation continues. The Traditional Japanese use of Raku ware was in their sacred Tea Ceremony. Raku ignited my imagination in the Fall of 1988. Now let me share this exciting clay process with you. The Clay Empire has state of art Raku kilns, clay, glazes and equipment as well as experimental kilns.
1. In these workshops students will meet at the home studio of The Clay Empire on a Sunday at 1pm-5pm.
The Studio of The Clay Empire 32128 160th St. Princeton, MN 55371 firstname.lastname@example.org 763-856-5629 > Students will watch a Raku firing demonstration and get their first taste of glazing and firing a Raku clay pinch pot created by the artist. You will be able to take this pinch pot home that night so you can show it off all week! > Students will be encouraged to create Raku Clay Vessels in studio with 5# of clay. > Then after the Sunday class your Raku Clay Vessels will be dried and Bisque fired for you by the artist.
2. Then on Saturday we will meet again 1pm-5pm to Raku Fire your Raku Clay Creations. > You will be able to take home your creations that night! > Each Student will also receive The Clay Empire Raku Workshop T-Shirt! During the Workshop please: > Do not apply hairspray or flammables > Wool & Denim are great choices in attire > No open toed shoes, leather is preferred > Absolutely no acrylic clothing(Very flammable, not good!) Beginners absolutely welcome! This is a basic introduction to Raku. However, you will find that you will catch on very quickly! If you have Raku'ed before, you know you have to experience it again. Sign up early, only a limited class size to assure a quality educational experience for all ages. Each Student will be asked to sign a health insurance and injury disclaimer. Ages 12 and below must be accompanied by adult that is registered for the Workshop as well.
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