Ceramics Somero


BIO-CLAY AND RAKU-CERAMICS –course 4.-17.7.2016

Bio-clay and Raku-ceramics –course 4.-17.7. is experimenting with biologic means and different raku burning technics for two weeks. Somero Stonedairy has the kilns, smoke materials and working tools; you pay normal store price for the clay, glaze and kiln fuel you will use.

We have developed our processes so that we have reached rich results also by more rare methods as naked raku, crocodile skin and obvara technics. Raku gets results by cracking, metallic coating glazes and smoke.

The course ends to the Rakufestival, which is included to the fee of 290 euro.

Rakufestival 15.-17.7. is meant for everyone interested in ceramics. The festival is burning raku for three days. Stonedairy provides the kilns and smoke materials; clay, glaze and kiln time you pay by store price. You are also invited to bring your own tools, methods and materials.

The clay in the pieces should be dry, so you have three options: 1. You bring totally dry pieces, 2. You bring pre-burnt pieces, 3. You may work with clay at the Stonedairy 4.-10.7. by 30 euro/day.

The special programs during the festival introduce different kilns, technics as crocodile skin and naked raku and at Saturday evening we produce a fire sculpture. Fee for the festival is 90 euro.

Accommodation is possible nearby at the B&B Majatalo Myötätuuli (www.myotatuuli.net, info@myotatuuli.net), Kökkön lomakylä (www.s-netti.com/kokko, kokkonlomamokit@gmail.com) and at the hotels in the center of Somero.

Questions and registration before 30.6. for the Bio-clay and Raku-ceramics course, and 10.7. to the Raku Celebration Festival: kivimeijeri@gmail.com, tel: +358452016099
Sponsors: Kerasil Oy, Varnia Oy, City of Somero