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Fri, May 31



Horsehair & Carbon Surfaces - Raku Firing Pop-up Class

This is a one-night Raku firing workshop for folks that would like to learn about applying horsehair decoration to ceramics. Bring 1-3 of your own pieces of bisqueware. We will have an introduction to carbon surfaces and raku firing. Materials for decoration will be provided.

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Horsehair & Carbon Surfaces - Raku Firing Pop-up Class
Horsehair & Carbon Surfaces - Raku Firing Pop-up Class

Time & Location

May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Ceramica, 602 East Chatham St. Cary, NC, USA

About the event

Folks will register their pieces in advance to make sure we can get at least 2 pieces completed for each participant.   We will discuss horsehair, carbon surface techniques, and the firing process before decorating and firing our pieces.  Raku clay is highly reccomended, as other types of clay have a higher percentage of breaking due to thermal shock.  Pieces must be no taller than 8 inches and no wider than 6 inches. Because of spacing, plates and wide bowls should be avoided for this firing. Your pieces must be bisque fired to between cone 08 to 04 using Stoneware or Raku clay. Decorating materials will be provided. Feel free to email us if you have any questions about specialty pieces or wish to try other firing styles.


Raku firing will have open flames and high temperatures, so you must be wearing cotton clothing, long sleeves, jeans, and closed-toe shoes in order to participate. If you have long hair, please make sure you're able to tie it, and if you have facial hair, please make sure you do not put in any products as they might be flammable.


All tools will be provided such as tongs, gloves, reduction chambers, paper, glazing instruments, and flammable materials (newspaper). If you have welding gloves and would like to bring them, feel free. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or smelling like a campfire.

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