Raku Ceramic Workshop

DCA partners with Wednesday Morning Artists to present this ceramic workshop with visiting artist Brett Thomas.

Raku firing techniques originated in Japan, during the sixteenth century. Traditional Raku firing stems from Buddhist influences, particularly those connected to the Japanese tea ceremony. Ceramic Raku bowls were often used in these tea ceremonies, and those who practiced the tradition preferred the simplicity and natural beauty of the ceramic items.

Prior to the Raku firing there will pottery workshops to attend where students will create their own works of art. Work will then be bisque fired in preparation for the final Raku firing. Students must take one workshop, either wheel or handbuilding.

Fee is $75 for DCA members, $110 for non-DCA members, & $25 for college students 18-21 with proper ID.

DCA classes are Sep. 19 and 26, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sep. 30, noon-3 p.m. Offering wheel throwing or slab/handbuilding.

Peachblossom pottery classes are Sep. 20 and 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Offering slab/handbuilding only. (900 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge MD)

Final Raku firing date TBD

Each student must attend at least one of the sessions in order to have a piece of pottery to fire. Students may make up to three pieces if time permits.


After registering online, students MUST call DCA with their choice of workshop: 410-228-7782, or email [email protected]. Space is limited. Early registration advised.

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