Monday, May 24, 2010

Raku Firing

For all those interested in witnessing a spectacular dis- play, the Potters group are having a RAKU firing day
on Saturday 5th June. (Weather pending- ringJan 4735 4747, it may be on
Sunday if weather is bad on Saturday). Raku pottery is created with a specific ceramic firing
process that uses both fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs. The raku firing process requires a special raku kiln that is fueled by propane and reaches temperatures of about 982°C.
The day usually begins early and there should be some beautiful pots to see around 10am.
We are still communicating with the Blue Mountains City Council about the different grants we can apply for.
They have been absolutely marvelous with their help for our group. A building grant is something we are looking closely at. There are also other grants available for Art and Cultural collaborations. We will keep you our members as closely updated as we can. If you would like to know more, please come along to the monthly committee meetings.

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