Pottery & Gardens
Playing With Fire
A Raku Workshop with
June 16-17 and June 23-24
Surrounded by unparalleled beauty, Mudluscious Pottery and Gardens is
located at the end of a dead-end road near the top of a mountain valley in one of
the most rugged and rural areas of the state. This rustic surrounding provides a
perfect setting to explore the 16
century Japanese ceramic art of Raku.
With over twelve years’ experience creating Raku ceramics, Katie Graham has
developed a unique and exciting style. Her career experience includes working
with esteemed Raku artists Lynn Jenkins and Steven Forbes deSoule. She has
also served as assistant teacher for Raku classes at John C. Campbell Folk
School and at Penland School of Crafts. Katie’s work has been featured in many
shows statewide and can be seen currently at the Mountain Made Gallery in
Explore the exciting Asian tradition of Raku fired ceramics in two weekends of
classes. The first weekend we will work with clay. Using the tea bowl as a
jumping off point, we will focus on history, forming techniques and surface
decoration, including the use of stamps, slips and underglazes.
Your work will be dried and bisque-fired at Mudluscious the following week.
Then, the second weekend you will glaze and fire your pieces in Katie’s portable
Raku kiln. We will explore many types of exciting glazes and processes including
smoking, crackles, metallics and horse hair. We will be playing with fire, heat,
smoke, and your wild imagination.
Because of the nature of Raku, these classes are appropriate for everyone, from
absolute beginners to advanced potters.
Cost for the two weekends is $200 plus small materials fee (TBD). Lunch from
our organic gardens will be available for an extra charge (ordered in advance).
There are very limited overnight accommodations in the Metcalf cabin on site
for a nominal charge.
Please visit our website at www.mudlusciouspottery.com for further details.
You may email us at email@example.com or phone us at 828-689-4353 if you