Raku Pottery: Earth and Fire
Note: There is 1 day between the two days of instruction to allow the clay to dry.
In this two-day workshop with ceramist Chris Doiron, participants will be able to make, glaze and fire their own pottery pieces. On the first day, participants will be introduced to various simple forming techniques to create several clay pots, choosing from a variety of shapes including vases, cups, and abstracts. On the second day, participants will be able to glaze and fire their own pieces using the ancient and exciting Raku method. At the end of the workshop, participants will be taking home several of their own beautiful creations.
Instructor: Chris Doiron
Chris Doiron holds a Diploma in Fine Craft – Ceramics, from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and is building his career as a ceramic artist, working in both stoneware and raku temperatures.
Moving to rural New Brunswick ignited his deep-rooted appreciation of nature’s colors and textures, fueling his fervor for wood-firing, with its unique qualities and unpredictable results. Chris is a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, an Instructor for the City of Fredericton’s edVentures program, and most recently, was awarded a creation grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board, which will enable him to pursue his research in working with local river clays.