Raku Classes, Savannah

Raku For You: Japanese ceramics firing technique at Studio S.P.A.C.E.

Studio S.P.A.C.E. invites the community to experience the Japanese firing technique of Raku on January 21st from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the ceramics studio parking lot at 9 W. Henry Street. Ceramics specialist Clair Buckner will lead multiple firings throughout the afternoons. Participants can select a premade bisque piece to glaze and take home for only $10.

Works will be fired on a first-come first served basis. Ceramic artists from the community are also invited to bring bisque fired works for glazing and firing during the demonstration. There is a firing fee of $10, limited to one large work or two small works. There is no fee to observe.

This ancient firing technique involves removing glowing 2000 degree ceramic pieces from the kiln and placing them into an airtight container filled with masses of combustible material to provide a reducing atmosphere for the glaze and to stain the exposed body surface with carbon.

For more information, please contact Clair Buckner at 912-651-6783 or cbuckner@savannahga.gov.

About S.P.A.C.E.: S.P.A.C.E. is Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education. Located at 9 W. Henry St., S.P.A.C.E. houses the offices of the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs as well as a public gallery, a 100-seat black box theatre and art and ceramics studios. For more information, visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.

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