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UPCOMING CLASSES
 
   
 
RAKU FIRING WORKSHOP - October 20th and 27th, 2018
 
Wood Fired Raku
2-part class Saturdays October 20th and 27th, 2018

In the first session we will learn basic hand-building techniques and produce pieces to be bisqued, glazed and raku-fired. In the second session we’ll glaze fire our hand-built work. Be prepared to cut some wood and stoke the kiln to maintain temperature of 1950° F. The pots can be completed in the afternoon. Please send $45 (includes class fee, materials, and firing) to Back Door Pottery. If we have blowing rains we will reschedule the second meeting. Bring a lunch or hotdogs to roast. 

CONVENER: Rebecca Koop (816) 808-2789
Email to Register: beckykoop@aol.com
CLASS FEE: $45 (includes Materials and Firing)
Beginning Saturday, October 20th9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Back Door Pottery, 3922 St. John Ave., KCMO, 64123
LIMIT: 10
 
 
 
   
 
RAKU FIRING WORKSHOP - November 3rd and 10th, 2018
 
Wood Fired Raku
2-part class Saturdays, November 3rd and 10th, 2018

In the first session we will learn basic hand-building techniques and produce pieces to be bisqued, glazed and raku-fired. In the second session we’ll glaze fire our hand-built work. Be prepared to cut some wood and stoke the kiln to maintain temperature of 1950° F. The pots can be completed in the afternoon. Please send $45 (includes class fee, materials, and firing) to Back Door Pottery. If we have blowing rains we will reschedule the second meeting. Bring a lunch or hotdogs to roast. 

CONVENER: Rebecca Koop (816) 808-2789
Email to Register: beckykoop@aol.com
CLASS FEE: $45 (includes Materials and Firing)
Beginning Saturday, November 3rd9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Back Door Pottery, 3922 St. John Ave., KCMO, 64123
LIMIT: 10
 
 
 
   
 
The propane RAKU kiln uses a common weed burner attached to a 40 lb. propane tank. The kiln is constructed out of insulating 2000°F firebrick and isulating fiber. The lid to the kiln is made out of insulating fiber on a wire mesh for easy removal.

The first load of ware takes about 1 1/2 hours to reach temperature (1500-1900°F) with the consecutive firings taking about 30 min. The insulating bricks reflect the heat bach into the ware speeding up the firing time. In contrast, the wood fueled hardbrick kiln takes much longer to heat up because the bricks absorb most of the energy before reflecting it back to the ware.

Workshop for Raku firing is $35 per person.
 
   
  Three main lowfire RAKU glazes are provided to coat your pots.  You may use your own glazes if you wish.  RAKU tongs and gloves are provided for the firing.  This is my main kiln for raku firing.    
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
     

We accept personal and Cashiers Checks.  Prices do not include shipping and handling.  Delivery times vary. 
Please allow at least 3 weeks to instock pieces, and 8 weeks for custom orders.  Contact us for shipping costs to your zip code.  Prices subject to change.

All pottery, copywrite by Rebecca Koop    
Most Assorted Stoneware and Majolica Photos by Janet Ryan.