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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Brockport Celebrates Scholars Day

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Raku Firing Process

The raku ceramic technique was first developed in Japan during the 16th century. This firing process, although modified, has gained popularity with ceramic artists of the West because of the spontaneity and drama inherent in the process. Ware is rapidly fired and removed from the kiln while hot and placed into containers of various combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the container is quickly covered and the ware is allowed to cool in the smoky atmosphere of the container. The combination of specially formulated glazes and the raku firing process result in exciting colors, surfaces, and metallic luster effects.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenters: Bruce Fernandez (Undergraduate Student)
Suzanne Hughes (Undergraduate Student)
Laura Johns (Undergraduate Student)
Gary Kazin (Undergraduate Student)
Adriana Lipomi (Undergraduate Student)
Lori Mills (Faculty)
Karen Nelson (Undergraduate Student)
Leah Paulus (Undergraduate Student)
Brianna Sepulveda (Undergraduate Student)
Cullen Wegman (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Art
Location: Outside NE Corner Tower
Time: 10 am Session I