Unleash your inner artist and explore ancient ceramic techniques at Pewabic Pottery’s annual Raku Party on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guests will work alongside Pewabic artists to glaze and fire a handcrafted pot that they can proudly display at home.
Raku is an ancient firing process in which the ceramicist fires the pot with extreme heat until the glaze melts. The pot is then treated to a series of steps in which water, air and other elements combine to reveal unpredictable designs and patterns on the piece—making each one truly unique.
“The experience doesn’t end once the pot’s been fired,” said Barbara Sido, executive director of Pewabic Pottery. “You can take the pot home as a memento of your day at Pewabic and keep it as a constant reminder of your ability to create something from nothing.”
Guests can register for a two-hour session between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is $60 per person, including materials. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To register or receive more information call (313) 626-2010.
Pewabic Pottery is a non-profit arts and cultural organization and National Historic Landmark which is dedicated to engaging people of all ages in learning experiences with contemporary ceramic art and artists while preserving its historic legacy.
Pewabic is a historic working pottery which is open to the public year round and offers classes, workshops and tours to children and adults. Pewabic creates giftware, pottery and architectural tile, showcases more than 80 ceramic artists in its galleries, and operates a museum store that features pottery and gift tile made on-site. Visitors are welcome, free of charge, Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more about Pewabic Pottery call (313) 626-2000 or visit www.pewabic.org. Pewabic Pottery is located at 10125 E. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit across the street from Waterworks Park.