Raku Firing Workshop with Justin Mullady | Wednesday 7/12 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Summer 2023

Raku Workshop 7/12/2023
Raku Firing Workshop with Justin Mullady | Wednesday 7/12 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor Justin Mullady






July 12, 2023 - July 12, 2023



Start Time

08:30 AM

End Time

05:00 PM


Intermediate, Advanced

Number of Sessions


Max Class Size



The ancient Japanese firing method called Raku combines chemistry, fire and smoke to produce gorgeous displays of color and lusters. The firing process is the heart and soul of the American Raku Technique. The finished pieces are unpredictable. Glazes crackle in fascinating patterns and metallic oxides change colors depending on the amount of oxidation in the post firing reduction chamber.
This workshop is intended for experienced potters who can produce and bisque fire pieces ahead of this workshop. In his hands on Raku workshop, participants should bring 6-8 even thickness bisqueware pots. Bisque firing is not included in this workshop. The pots for raku should be no larger than 6-8” wide and no taller than 13”. Flat pieces are acceptable. Tall and narrow are best. Handbuilt pieces should be built evenly to prevent kiln explosions. The instructor has the right to deny a piece entry into the firing if he determines it is at high risk for explosion. Use Raku clay or Stoneware with grog (not sand). Art League students interested in taking the workshop should give themselves 6 working classes to throw
or hand build 6 pieces. That will allow enough time for the pieces to thoroughly dry out and be bisque fired ahead of the workshop. If you're interested in horsehair firing, pieces need to be burnished. Ask your instructor for assistance on this. Make sure pieces are glazed at least 24 hours ahead of time to the workshop.
Bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be available. Wear cotton clothing, long sleeves, long pants, a hat, covered shoes (no sandals). As stated above this is a hands-on workshop. Please do not make other plans for early that evening, clean up is part of this workshop. Register early -
space limited to 10 participants.

Rain Date is 7/19.

Price $160.00

Art League Members receive discounts on most classes, exhibition entries and events.   But they apply only to current members in good standing. If registrant is later determined to be ineligible for member discount as of the date of this transaction, all charges will be adjusted to reflect the full non-member rate.