The weather cooperated for an action packed final part for this Spring session! There’s always a little more excitement knowing we can spread out in the fresh air and do cool stuff, like getting a barrel firing in (but the action didn’t stop there).
The Raku firing in the barrel requires a variety of material including firewood, sawdust, leaves, needles, cow manure, and further in, additives like iron oxide.
While the barrel got heated up, it was obviously time for a head to head round on the mini wheels! But as a twist, contestants threw tiny pieces an active tic tack toe board. A near turducken of competition!
Eventually it was time to pull pieces from the barrel and experiment with applying horsehair and feathers, which have to be applied within a particular temperature range to leave its effects. The pieces were cool and interesting straight out of the barrel.
It was a marvelous day of fun and experimentation!
After much hard work, coffee, and snacks, we’re excited to share this new, more fun and revealing window into Barb’s multi-dimensional world of ceramic art and teaching. Her remarkable pottery class students, who rock in so many ways, certainly have played an inspiring role. The site was designed and built in-house by Bob Boulware of Plaid Tractor.
The new site makes registering for classes easier and more enjoyable, and gives students a way to share their work and experiences. We hope to give you many good reasons to keep coming back as things grow, ripen, mature, immature, etc.