RAKU

Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials.

The Clay Yard offers monthly raku firing for both members and the public on the third Sunday of each month (with the exception of May).  Check the calendar below.  Contact the studio to reserve your spot; spaces are limited to 10 people.  Glazes are included.

* Regular Raku: involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials.

*Alternative:  Horsehair Sagar, and Ferric Chloride Raku: These raku firings are methods of changing the surface of the  pottery through the application of horsehair and other dry carbonaceous material to the heated piece.

*Obvara Raku: involves submerging or decorating a raku piece with various forms of mash made from yeast, sugar, beer, etc.  

The Clay Yard 530 S. Palmetto Ave. Ontario, CA (909) 391-1192