Raku Firing in Ceramics

Ceramics classes created pieces using Raku clay and special glazes for their Raku firing. Raku is a traditional Japanese firing process. This project involved a collaboration with the sciences, as the firing process creates a reduction atmosphere (lack of oxygen) and alters the coloring of the glazes.
 
Many thanks to Ms. Susan Bostwick and Mr. Jim Howe for demonstrating Raku firing for our students, faculty and staff to learn and enjoy.
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