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Raku Ceramic Art Technique by Vassos Demetriou

Apr 16 2016 - 10:00 to Apr 23 2016 - 14:00
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Course

Intensive Course focusing on RAKU firing technique for university students and adults

Two sessions on 16 & 23 April 2016
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 - 14:00

Fee: € 100 / € 80 for students

 

Day 1 
Introduction to the firing technique Raku
Wheel throwing techniques
Creation of the ceramic piece
Bisque firing

Day 2 
Glazing of the ceramic piece
Glaze firing
Raku process 

Naked Raku

What is about this old Japanese technique called ‘Raku’?
The word derives from the ideogram meaning 'joy', 'pleasure'.
The main feature of this technique is the thermal shock to which the clay is handled. The glowing ceramic piece, coming out of the kiln, is placed on organic materials and then dipped into water to extinguish. The carbon of the smoke removes oxygen from metal oxides, which are converted to metals, resulting in metal surfaces.
The three elements of nature: Earth, Fire, Water - play a key role in the outcome which is always unexpected and unique.

Admission fee: 
€ 100 / € 80 for students
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