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Discover Torch Enameling: Raku Enameling

  • B180450
  • Instructor: Steven James
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Sat. June 9
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $169.00
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Take your torch enameling skills in an entirely new design direction with the stunning beauty of this Japanese technique. Learn how to get the glimmer, shine, and mysterious look of an authentic raku design. Steven will take you through all of the steps you need to know for creating the raku look. He’ll also show you how to create a more fragrant and pleasant smelling firing pot. You’ll even take home your own eight-color kit to keep the creativity burning back at home!
Students will Learn:
Focus on how to prepare your projects for the raku pot, learning about the specific colors used with this technique. Students will also get more insight and instruction on how to prepare the raku pot.
Students should feel comfortable working with a torch, very small details, and multiple processes at once. Watching Steven’s free Basic Torch Enameling video at will help support this class experience.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Paper, pen. Steven allows you to “capture the class” with smart phone video so please bring your cameras. please note these student-made tutorials are intended for personal use only. Optional: Magnification if needed to work with and seeing small components.
Materials in Kit:
Access to all of the tools and materials including metal, a full-color enamel buffet and tools to produce raku components; eight-color kit to keep the creativity burning back at home.
One seat per person per class.
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