On Saturday, February 24th, members of the Las Vegas Crafters Guild got together at Clay Arts Vegas at 1511 S. Main Street for a Raku glazing and firing party.
Lynn Meetz put together the gathering for us. It was a private party for Guild members and invited guests. The cost was $18.00 per person.
Here's a link to Merriam-Webster's definition of raku: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raku
After glazing our pieces, into the kiln they went. While they were being fired, we enjoyed wine, sandwiches, Chinese chicken salad, cookies, cheese and crackers.
Tim did a demonstration on throwing clay on the potter's wheel.
We also worked on making animals using air dried clay with Brandy.
A bit more challenging than just glazing a pot. The results were from pretty ugly to pretty amazing.
It was so exciting when the pots came out of the kiln. They were covered with a mixture of sawdust and paper.
What a great experience! Several of us are thinking of doing it again. They have a raku party every month, the second Saturday.
Here's the link to the shop: