Join us for an afternoon of Raku firing, an ancient method that produces unique black, white crackle, or iridescent earthenware vessels. No two pieces are alike, as pots are taken from a glowing kiln and plunged into reduction chambers to combust. Unpredictable patterns in rainbow glaze are created when the pieces are starved of oxygen in the fire, and intense smoke blackens and crackles on bare clay.
This Raku Firing is FREE TO ATTEND! Our kilns will fill quickly, however, so please reserve one firing fee per pot regardless of size, for $10 each. This fee includes glaze use and firing, though you are welcome to bring your own Raku Glazes as well. Please pre-bisque fire your own pots you wish to Raku, or purchase any pre-thrown pot or piece from the event. Pots will start at $20-80 and include firing fees, though reserving a firing space insures priority firing at the event.
You'll need about an hour and a half to watch the process, so bundle up and partake in free hot cider and goodies while you wait. All ages are welcome, with no pottery experience necessary. What a great way to welcome family in for the holidays!
All proceeds go to upgrade the Mondaes Community Pottery Studio equipment line, providing low-cost pottery and art classes for over 1000 students of all ages in the Treasure Valley.
EVENT TIME: December 3, Sunday, 12noon-5pm, drop in! (You'll want to stay about 45 min to an hour to watch the process)
LOCATION: Mondaes Mudd Ceramic Production Studio, 2667 2nd St. S., between the historic Nampa Livestock Auction lot and the Nampa Dog park.
Firing Fees are non-refundable due to the nature of the space-time continuum, and are taken gratefully as a donation to the forward movement of Mondaes Maker Space needs for Nampa and Beyond.