Seattle Pottery Supply has a wonderful raku firing service where we bring the exciting glazing and firing experience of Raku pottery right to your school site. Glazed ceramic bisqueware is heated until the glazes mature (approximately 1750º Fahrenheit) then removed from the kiln and placed in a sealed container containing straw or newspaper to make a reductive atmosphere that produces unique irridescent colors unattainable through other means.
We have a complete raku glazing and firing set up where we bring in and set up two or three of our special Crucible Easy Riser-tm raku kilns, and we show kids how to glaze their own ceramic pre-fired bisque pieces. We can even can supply bisqueware that students can personalize and fire if you do not have ready-to-fire pieces yourself.
While students are glazing their pieces, they can watch us bring up the temperature of kiln at a safe distance (at least 10 feet away) and the can observe the entire flux and reduction process as we help explain what's happening and get an inquistive problem-solving and creative dialogue going. Allow at least 4 hours for the entire process.
It's a wonderfully rich, interdisciplinary "real world" experience that mixes artistic, scientific, mathematical, and cultural "learning moments" with lots of pleasing and tangible results. This service is limited to the Greater Seattle/Puget Sound region (within a 50 mile radius from our facility). For more details, please call us at: (206) 587-0570,
Bisque and Glaze Firing Services at SPS
As a special service to our customers, Seattle Pottery Supply has a great bisqueware and glaze firing service that allows for art creation at home or studio, and quality-controlled ceramic low or high firing at our Seattle-based facility. We have three 25 Ovals (interior 37"l x 25"w x 27"h) and a large front loading kiln (interior 28"l x 26"w x 29"h) with the maximum height we can fire being 29 inches. Please call with your dimensions if the items are large before you come in. Pricing is very affordable (minimum $4 and $125+ for an entire kiln load depending on size and number of pieces) . Just box up and bring in your pieces and we will fire them for you!
We use our own Crucible Kilns that we design build ourselves, so we know their firing characteristics inside and out, and can provide the kind of quality control need. For more information about bisque and glaze firing services, at Seattle Pottery Supply call us at: (206) 587-0570 or (800) 522-1975
Raku Firing at SPS
Seattle Pottery Supply allows you to experience the joy of Raku pottery at our monthly firings at our 35 Hanford Street facility on the first Saturday of each month. We start at 9:30 A.M and fire until all the pieces are done. Glazes are supplied that you apply yourself. Pricing is $35.00 per person (for up to three medium sized 6" diameter pieces) We use our own Crucible Kilns that we design build ourselves, so we know their firing characteristics inside and out, and can provide the kind of quality control needed. For more information about Raku Firing Services, at Seattle Pottery Supply call us at: (206) 587-0570 or (800) 522-1975
Prices are subject to change, and items may not be in stock.
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