Look Around Lubbock: Raku Days

Look Around Lubbock: Raku Days

_DSC9717.jpgThe Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio at LHUCA is offering Raku Days Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to give the community an opportunity to decorate and glaze pots that have been made by local ceramic artists. Then, watch the ancient process of Raku. Raku is a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese firing. Western-style Raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. The studio is available to the public through a variety of classes, workshops, and programs. The studio has 14 wheels, 6 kilns, 2 clay mixers, pug mill, slab roller, and clay extruder. 

For a list of classes available at the Clay Studio: http://lhuca.org/classes

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art happening on the first Friday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Held predominately in the Lubbock Cultural District, this event brings together collectors, artists and community friends for an evening of art, music and fun. Featuring a variety of art centers, museums, galleries and businesses, First Friday Art Trail offers an ever-changing array of art exhibits in all media.

For more information on the First Friday Art Trail: http://www.ffat.org/

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