Exploring Alternative Firings- Raku, Saggar, Horsehair, Obvara
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Level:Beginning to Intermediate
This class will include detailed instructions for a wide-range of alternative firing processes. The focus will be on design elements that can be incorporated into either wheel thrown or hand-built pieces. As the preparation of greenware is critical to these processes, sufficient time will be spent on how to trim, smooth, and/or texturize the clay surfaces (e.g., burnishing, Terra Sigillata, sodium silicate, etc.). Finally, glaze selection/application, decorations, firing schedules and post-firing reduction will be emphasized.