The ceramic firing technique termed "raku" was developed in Japan during the 16th century. This 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 the glaze surface is still molten 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.
|Presenter:||Lori Mills (Faculty)|
|Location:||Outside NE Corner Tower|
|Time:||9:30 am (Session I)
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