RAKU AND CERAMICS –course 2017

RAKU AND CERAMICS –course 3.-16.7.2017

RAKUFESTIVAL 14.-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, 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 14.6..: kivimeijeri@gmail.com, tel: +358452016099. Sponsors:  Varnia Oy, City of Somero, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Suomen kulttuurirahaston Varsinais-Suomen rahasto

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Pitkäjärven taide ja kulttuuri ry Somero Stonedairy Turuntie 1034, 31530 Pyöli, Finland

tel: +358452016099 www.someronkivimeijeri.fi      kivimeijeri@gmail.com

PROGRAM

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