Ceramic Traditions: Raku Firing

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7 - 11 PM

Experience a special demonstration of raku firing, a process in which ceramics are removed from a kiln while still glowing hot, led by artists of the District Clay Center. Raku means “enjoyment” in Japanese, and the technique’s unpredictable results and intense color make it especially interesting to modern potters. This is similar to the technique used to make Japanese tea wares, including the chawan teabowls on view in the Freer Gallery.

  • Event Location: National Mall
  • Cost: Free