Japanese Immersion Weekend: Raku Firing Demonstration

Posted on: October 17th, 2017
November 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Elizabet Elliott

Japanese Immersion Weekend: Raku Firing Demonstration

Sponsored by Ikebana Society and Mitsubishi Polysilicon

November 2, 2017 – November 5, 2017

Mobile Museum of Art is excited to present Japanese Immersion Weekend in early November! This four-day event is aimed at exploring aspects of Japanese culture through engagement in various traditional activities and screenings of critically-acclaimed films.

November 5 @ 1 p.m. 

Raku Firing is a ‘low-fire’ method of firing ceramic work into objects traditionally used in tea ceremonies, or elsewhere in the home. Raku literally translates to “enjoyment” in Japanese, and if you’ve never seen it, then you’re in for a treat. The Raku firing process involves using the smoke and fire in the kiln which contributes to singular unpredictable surfaces filled with shimmer, crackling and deep iridescent color. Join us for the demonstration, or get your own work fired.

To fire your work:

For $10 per piece you can fire your own work in the Raku Kiln. All objects must be bisque fired, glazed, and no larger than 10 inches by 8 inches. To reserve a spot in the Raku Kiln, follow this link >>