Raku Workshop with Sarah Steininger Leroux, August 20th, 2022, 1-4pm
Raku is an exciting firing technique that can add texture and amazing lustrous color to your ceramic pieces. Glazed or unglazed pots are placed in a simple propane kiln until they are red hot, at which point they are removed from the kiln and put in a smoking chamber with combustible materials. The resulting pots can capture the smoke creating effects that are unlike any other type of firing.
In this workshop, you will learn about how a raku kiln works and how to fire it. Each student will have the opportunity to glaze and fire 1-2 of their own bisqueware or use one of the simple cups that will be provided.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience with clay and is open to students 15 and older.
Raku glazes, one pre-made bisque cup, and Raku firing are all included in the cost. Students may bring up to two of their own already bisque-fired pieces that are no larger than 6"x 6"
This workshop will be in-person hosted off-site at the instructor's home in the Broadview neighborhood of Seattle.
Sarah Steininger Leroux is the owner and creative director of Saltstone Ceramics. She makes wheel-thrown functional ceramics out of her home studio in Seattle.
Workshop registration is time/class-specific and is non-refundable. If giving as a gift, please provide the contact information for the recipient in the purchase form.