Raku Raku Raku!
Raku firing is a potter's dream activity.
We get the fire and we get instant results!
Join 49 other like-minded artists in this fun, casual and productive evening
at the Auburn University Montgomery's Fine Arts "annex." Professor Suzanne Jensen has made arrangements for us to use AUM's kilns and space for our unforgettable gathering.
You must bring your own piece (no bigger than 5" in any direction, due to space and time considerations) already bisqued, created with a clay body that is heavily grogged or sanded. We can caravan out to AUM's smoke-free and alcohol-free campus located about 7 miles from the conference site.
Here's the "during" and "after" work of Maya Blume-Cantrell, artist from Orange Beach, Alabama, and member of the Alabama Clay Conference Steering Committee. We love that glow and the crackle glaze and those brilliant reduction copper reds inside the tea bowl in the foreground!
If you already do raku, and have some "pet" glazes, we'd love it if you could share about 2 quarts with other participants. There is a $10 charge for this event, but that is to cover some delicious casual food for supper so we don't have to dress up or go out.
Those of you unfamiliar with Raku, please jump on board!
Auburn University Montgomery's Liberal Arts Annex
6471 AUM Drive
Montgomery, AL 36127
Take I-85 North toward Atlanta. Take Exit 9/Taylor Road. Turn left off the exit ramp onto Taylor Road. Cross over the interstate and turn left at the second traffic light onto East Drive, the AUM entrance sign is visible on your left. University buildings are straight ahead. Upon entry to the campus from Taylor Road, immediately turn right on to AUM Drive and follow it straight past the Stop sign for approximately 1/2 mile; the buildings are on your right.