Ceramics Classes are tons of fun!
- Raku Class- Every several months, Earth and Fire hosts a Raku night. (All ages welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult). No experience necessary. Bring your own bisqued pot, one will be available for a small fee. All you will need to do is glaze the pot, and wait the few hours it will take to fire. At the end of the evening, you will be able to take your pot home!
Rakuyaki (楽焼), or Raku ware, is a style of Japanese pottery characterized by low firing temperatures and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. American potters added a "reduction" method to the hot ware, placing it in masses of combustible material to stain the outside with carbon. The results are unpredictable, but always exciting!
1445 Pitney Lane, Upper Lake
3/10ths of a mile past Kit's Corner on Highway 29
10325 Brookside Drive, Whispering Pines, Ca
- In Upper Lake: Throwing and Hand-Building: Saturday morning - 9-12pm. Dancing Tree People Farm off Pitney Lane
- In Kelseyville, by Kit's Corner: Throwing and hand-building:
Tuesday night - 6-8:00pm,
The classroom is 3/10ths of a mile toward Lower Lake from the traffic light on Hwy 29 at Kit's Corner. Look for four mailboxes and an American flag bunting. Turn left at the flag bunting, and follow the fence to the big house on the left. The classroom is in the building in the back of the house.
- Classes are $60. a month per person.
- Clay is $15. a 25 pound bag, and firing is one penny a cubic inch. A typical mug would beabout 50 cents. Glazes are included.
- There is also a basic tool kit available for $15.
"Throwing or making pots on a potters' wheel is one of the most satisfying and nurturing activities I have known. Many people find it to be relaxing, and many find it to be a truly worthwhile creative outlet. There is a certain quiet satisfaction in using an object one has created oneself." -Gregg Lindsley
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(no pun intended!) Send in a picture of you and your favorite Earth and Fire pot and I'll put you up on the site!
This month: Jacob Sky
Tea lover Jacob Sky enjoys his Earth and Fire bowl! Thanks Jacob Sky! (past pic archives)