RAKU AND CERAMICS –course 3.-16.7.2017
Raku and Ceramics –course 3.-16.7. is experimenting by different raku burning technics for two weeks. Somero Stonedairy has the kilns, smoke materials and working tools; you pay for the used clay, glaze and kiln fuel the normal store prize.
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 14.-16.7. 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 prize. 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 3.-9.7. by 30 euro/day.
The special programs during the festival introduce different kilns, technics as crocodile skin and naked raku. Fee for the festival is 110 euro.
Accommodation is possible nearby at the B&B Majatalo Myötätuuli (www.myotatuuli.net, firstname.lastname@example.org), Kökkön lomakylä (www.s-netti.com/kokko, email@example.com) and at the hotels in the center of Somero.
Questions and registration before 14.6..: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +358452016099. Sponsors: Varnia Oy, City of Somero, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Suomen kulttuurirahaston Varsinais-Suomen rahasto
Pitkäjärven taide ja kulttuuri ry Somero Stonedairy Turuntie 1034, 31530 Pyöli, Finland
tel: +358452016099 www.someronkivimeijeri.fi email@example.com
Monday 3.7. Introduction, local circumstances, work begins
Tuesday 4.7. Clay options
Wednesday 5.7. Glazes
Thursday 6.7. Visit to the WetGlareConcept –exhibition, Someron Kivimeijeri
Friday 7.7. Kilns
Saturday 8.7. Visit to the Somerniemi market
Sunday 9.7. Studio work
Monday 10.7. Studio work
Tuesday 11.7. Studio work
Wednesday 12.7. Studio work
Thursday 13.7. Studio work
Friday 14.7. 12.00 Naked Raku, ceramic artist Nora Paakkanen
14.00 Ceramics of the First Emperor of China, MFA Helena Saarikoski
Saturday 15.7. 12.00 Wood kiln, ceramic artist Ilkka Harjola, Varnia Oy
21.00 Fire sculpture, Ilkka Harjola
Sunday 16.7. 14.00 Crocodile skin, ceramic artist Pirjo Lautiainen
Kiln burns by for example Zoltan Popovits