Raku Firing - DTLA
- About the Artist
We are excited to begin offering 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.
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.
Cancellations made 4 or more days before the start of the workshop will be refunded. A 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be given for cancellations made fewer than 4 full days before the start date.