Learn the amazing firing process known as raku with a San Francisco clay expert.
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Learn the Art of Raku with a Local Clay Expert
Raku with Steve is a three-hour experience where up to six guests will select an already thrown vase to glaze and prepare for firing. As your items are fired in a raku kiln, you will enjoy cheese and refreshments while Steve discusses the history and nature of the firing technique, which produces ceramics with lustrous metallics and unique crackling. When the firing is complete after approximately one hour, watch as your glazed items are pulled red hot out of the kiln, placed into a bed of newspaper that will burst into flames, and then smothered with a canister to complete the magic of the raku firing process. After about 20 minutes, the items will be unveiled to reveal the beauty of raku. Items are then cleaned and made ready for you to take home.
- Create a raku-fired vase
- Learn the history and nature of the raku firing technique
- Light refreshments provided
- Take home the vase that you have glazed and fired
- Experience provided in English (US)
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- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
How It Works
Provide your preferred dates for the experience.
The luminary will confirm the schedule or ask for alternatives.
Have a wonderful time. We look forward to coordinating your next IfOnly experience.