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Raku Firing Fundraiser Tickets
April 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$30
SATURDAY, APRIL 10 (rain date April 17)
There are 18 time slots throughout the day, YOU MUST BUY A TICKET FOR A SPECIFIC TIME SLOT!
4 spots are available for each time slot.
Expect to spend about two hours with us.
Tickets are $30 each. Here is how it works! Check in at your appointed time, and you’ll be directed to a glazing station, where you get to glaze a bowl made by a member of the Clay by the Bay Ceramics Guild. A Guild member will be there to assist you to apply glazes provided by Summer Haze Pottery. About half an hour after you start, it will be time to put your bowl in the kiln! The firing process takes place right before your eyes, in about 45 minutes. There’s not much to see while it fires, so buy a Mug Madness mug, grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, bid on amazing raku pottery by Sue Henshaw (all fired at Summer Haze Pottery), and browse the Art Speaks Gallery while you wait. Make sure you are back outside to see your bowl come out of the kiln, red-hot and glowing! You’ll want to snap a picture of that! The bowl will be placed in a metal trash can, lined with newspaper, which will be set ablaze from the heat of the bowl. The lid goes on, and the smoke from the dowsed flames and the loss of oxygen – called reduction – makes the magic happen with the glaze. In about 15 minutes, we’ll pull your bowl out, quench it in water to cool it, and wipe it off for you to take home! More photo opps here :).
The first firing of the day will feature some special pots Martha has made for us. These will be auctioned along with Sue’s pieces.
The entire process, except when you visit our beautiful gallery, will take place outdoors. We will ask that you wear a mask when working with our guild members under the tents, and when claiming your pot. Clean paintbrushes will be available when you are glazing your pot. Optional rubber gloves will also be available when you check in. Stations will be cleaned between participants. Please keep safely socially distant from people not in your party. And have fun!