Raku Clay Workshop

Tuesdays, October 19 & November 2 (6 to 9 pm) & Saturday, November 6 (11 am to 4 pm) | Class Fee: $50 (includes cost of clay, glazes and kiln firing) | Instructor: Judy Mason

Raku Clay Workshop | 3 Part Process

• Tuesday, October 19 – Wet Clay Night | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
• Tuesday, November 2 – Glaze Night | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
• Saturday, November 6 – RAKU Firing! | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Raku is an exciting, action-packed outdoor firing experience! This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of working with clay and witness the magic of an ancient art form.

Tuesday, October 19 – instructor Judy Mason will teach students how to create a clay pot using hand-building methods (more experienced clay artists will be guided independently on projects of their choosing.)

Tuesday, November 2 – students will learn how to glaze and decorate their pot and prepare for the firing on Saturday, November 6. When the outdoor kiln is ‘peaking,’ at over 1800 degrees, the molten red pieces are grabbed out of the kiln with tongs and placed in nearby containers filled with combustible materials. The smoke and flames create metallic colors and deep, black charcoal effects on the surface of the pottery. After cooling, the surfaces are cleaned to reveal the magic of the glazes and will be ready to take home late Saturday afternoon.

Cedarhurst Members enjoy a 10% discount on class fees!


Oct 19 2021


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Shrode Art Center
Shrode Art Center, 2600 E Richview Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Judy Mason
  • For more info contact: Carrie Gibbs
  • Telephone: 618-242-1236 ext. 248 or 249
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