Raku Firing - DTLA

$225.00 Regular price

We are excited to offer regular raku firings led by Natalya Seva. 

Still Life Studio

588 Mateo St

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Raku is the closest a potter gets to unraveling the magic of the ceramic process - the chemistry, geology, the change of organics into minerals, making the ephemeral and amorphous into permanent and memorable. Being able to step in during the firing and control the outcome of the process is not a common opportunity for a contemporary potter. For this firing, we will provide terra sigillata (to be applied at the studio in advance of the firing date), horse hair, and sugar to create beautiful effects on your pieces like in the accompanying photograph -- but every piece will be completely unique!

Participants should bring up to five bisque fired pieces on the day of the firing. In our experience, cone 10 Babu porcelain works best to resist cracks from thermal shock. Each piece should not exceed 14" in height or width, with a total limit of 1080 cubic inches for all of your pieces plus any additional material such as aluminum foil or wire baskets.

In advance of the firing day, we will provide an e-handout created by Natalya that describes how to prepare your pieces for raku, including video tutorials. Prior to the firing, you may come to the studio and use our terra sigillata (to be applied to bisqueware), brushes, and polishing cloths. 

Natalya Seva has a background in oil painting and animation, but it was her discovery of clay that introduced magic into her life. In her creations, she combines the natural richness of clay with other materials like wood, glass, metal to create stunning works that are beautiful, dramatic, and elegant. See more of Natalya's work here.

By enrolling in a class or workshop, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the safety instructions and liability waiver.

There is a cancellation fee of $20 for all workshops. Cancellations made 4 or more days before the date of class will be refunded minus this fee. For cancellations made fewer than 4 full days, but more than 24 hours before the start time, a 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be issued. We cannot provide refunds or credits for cancellations or rescheduling requests made fewer than 24 hours before the start time of class, if you miss your class, or arrive too late to participate.

Our classes are for adults. If you have a child under 18 interested in taking a class, please contact us before enrolling.

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