Raku Ceramics

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Raku Ceramics

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Raku Ceramics is an art rooted in 16th-century Japan. It has emerged in America as a vivacious and thoroughly contemporary art form. As practiced in the West today, Raku is a most forgiving art that invites experimentation, yet, by its very nature, has preserved much of its old philosophical content. This “Video Textbook” assumes you have done some basic pottery. This program introduces you to a whole new world of technique and artistry by guiding you through these chapters: • Raku Clay • Manipulated Shapes • Handbuilding • Glazing ""Vocabulary"" • Slab Construction • Glazing • Slip Painting • Kiln Firing • Wheel Throwing • Smoking