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Monday, June 29, 2009

Teen Raku Camp and The Raku BBQ

Today I start teaching a 3 day teen camp to culminate in a Raku Pottery. This camp is truly designed with Teens in mind. The class meets M,T,W from 1-4pm, then again on Sunday at 1 for the firing. No crack of dawn stuff for my teens :) Then of course there is the adult-authority sanctioned playing with fire on Sunday. Art, smoke and fire. who could ask for anything more..oh wait! and endless food for teenage bellies

The firing is going to be held in conjunction with what we are calling the Raku BBQ and Birthday Celebration. The class will fire their pieces just as the BBQ gets started, they can stay for sodas burgers, dogs and kebabs etc then as the day progresses more of my friends will show up to help me celebrate my 40th Birthday. 40! let me say again 40!

Anyway, here are some pictures of what I am working on...the vases are all for the Raku firing.

The Chip n dip is a special order and the udu's are just fun.

Udu's are quiet gentle drums great for apartment dwellers. I keep experimenting with shapes and sizes to get the sound I like best. These are going to be really sweet!