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RAKU and the art of alchemy with Stephen Bird at the National Art School

$300.00

Postponed to 2022 

Experience the thrill of alchemy! Learn to use flame, heat and molten glazes to turn base metals into gold lusters. Raku is a type of low-fired and glazed earthenware inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. This style of raku involves removing bright, red-hot pottery from the kiln and placing it into containers with combustible materials to create post-fired reduction, producing a lustrous surface.

This workshop is run in partnership with the Powerhouse, in support of the Museum’s exhibition Clay Dynasty

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Postponed to 2022 

Full fee: $300

Experience the thrill of alchemy! Learn to use flame, heat and molten glazes to turn base metals into gold lusters. Raku is a type of low-fired and glazed earthenware inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. This style of raku involves removing bright, red-hot pottery from the kiln and placing it into containers with combustible materials to create post-fired reduction, producing a lustrous surface.

On day one students will utilise a variety of handbuilding techniques, including slabs, coils and pinching, to create innovative forms. On day two students will apply raku glazes and experiment with painting metal oxides onto a tin glaze.

No prior ceramics experience necessary. Bring your own fingers and an open mind.

This workshop is run in partnership with the Powerhouse, in support of the Museum’s exhibition Clay Dynasty

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