Fox Fridays: Raku Pottery
Participants will (1) learn about the history and techniques of the raku process; (2) learn how to decorate and glaze their works (a variety of bisque fired objects will be available for students to choose from); and (3) participate in the firing, rakuing and cleaning of their works.
Takeaways:* Students will have the opportunity to take home 1-3 rakued items.
Cross-disciplinary Connections: The ceramic process is tied directly to: CHEMISTRY(glazes and clay); ENGINEERING (kilns and process); THERMO-DYNAMICS(kilns / the firing process); and ARCHITECTURE (bricks, tiles, architectural ceramics and kiln structures / shapes)
Instructors: Dryden Wells works as an Instructional Technician of wood, metals and ceramics at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University. A native of St. Louis, he recently returned after having spent the previous 14 years studying and working in the field of ceramics in both the USA and China. Wells continues to build his studio practice in St. Louis and to immerse himself into the community.