The Gulf Coast

Japanese Immersion Weekend - Raku Firing Demonstration

November 05, 2017 in Mobile , AL



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: