Raku (JUN-JUL)

$245.00

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30

Jun 23 – Jul 28, 2022

Ages 18 & Up

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  • Masks are not required but can be worn as an individual preference. CCC will no longer provide masks.
  • Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.

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Description

Raku – Fast Fire Techniques

This class will concentrate on pottery forms to fast fire with a Raku kiln. The class will throw on the wheel the first 3 weeks of the class, working on bottles, jugs and vases. The last 3 nights of class we’ll explore fast firing techniques with horse hair, feathers and Obvara. We’ll also fire our ware in traditional Western Raku to produce the white crackles and crazy copper blues and oranges. Principles of firing in the Raku tradition will be covered, as well as the history of Obvara – a Baltic region technique that produces wonderful patterns that can look like animal prints or wood.–Prerequisite: Wheel 1, or fundamental wheel throwing skills

Instructor:

Teaching Artist Sam Dowd

Sam Dowd

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Sam Dowd earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA from Kansas State University where he met his wife, Jenny.

Passionate about art as a career, he and Jenny moved frequently, teaching and producing art for shops, galleries, and fairs across the country. Landing in Jackson, Wyoming in 2007, Sam served as the Ceramics and Sculpture Manager for the Art Association of Jackson Hole, and in 2010, he and Jenny launched Dowd House Studios. Sam has also been involved in several public art installations, including mounting a 16’ kinetic steel canoe over a state highway and installing his clay sculpture, “Glimpse”, on the grounds of the Center for Arts in Jackson. While in Jackson, Sam also managed many successful community art programs for kids and adults and curated multiple shows and workshops.

In 2021, Sam and Jenny relocated to NWA to open their Prairie Grove studio and fulfill their dream of becoming full-time potters. With a passion for sharing his experiences and work with his new community, Sam and Jenny have been members of the Community Creative Center’s Open Studio program since spring and are active supporters of community arts programming in NWA.

Notes:

  • Masks are not required but can be worn as an individual preference. CCC will no longer provide masks.
  • Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.

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