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Raku Firing Event- Members Only Option

Bring your own bisque to Raku fire at Esther Short Park during the Vancouver Art & Music Festival!

  • 30 US dollars
  • West 6th Street

Service Description

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: This booking says it's for August 3rd at 1:00pm, but you are welcome to attend anytime during the festival on the 3rd, or 4th- you do NOT have to attend on the 3rd. We are partnering up with Kadence Raku and Pacific Northwest Sculptors to bring you a community Raku firing event! Kadence Raku is hosting a Raku firing at August 3rd and 4th at the Vancouver Art and Music Festival in Esther Short Park. Bring your own Raku-ready bisque pieces on the day that works best for you! Pieces are requested to be dome-shaped and relatively thin for the best chances of success. Raku clay must be used for your pieces. You are able to purchase Raku clay at the studio by the pound- just ask any staff member for help! We'll provide the Raku clay for the class, glaze, safety gear, and everything needed to Raku fire! Not familiar with Raku? Here's a quick run down: This type of ceramic firing is an extremely unique and exciting experience. Unlike the traditional kiln firing process, Raku pottery is glazed with special Raku glazes, then taken straight from the kiln while it's still glowing red hot. The piece is then placed into a container filled with combustible materials (sawdust, horse hair, newspaper, straw, leaves, etc.). These materials burn and create an environment in which the smoke interacts with the glazes, creating unpredictable effects and patterns on the piece, often with crackled textures and shine. The piece is then removed from the soot and washed in water. The final result? A stunning one-of-a-kind piece unlike any other! Event Details: - The Raku firing will take place at Esther Short Park on August 3rd and 4th between 11am-5pm, pick which date works best for you! You must be able to bring your own piece/s to the event as we will not be able to transport your pieces for you. Kilnfolk and Pacific Northwest Sculptors will have booths together at the southwest corner of the park, under the fir trees right across from City Hall. Exact firing times TBD- will will email all participants with details as we get closer.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking 7 days before your scheduled class/activity. If you need to reschedule within 7 days, we will charge a 20% fee, however there will be NO rescheduling for any reason within 48 hours of the class, and no refund will be offered. Any refund offered will be subject to a 3.7% processing fee. We have this policy in place to protect our employees and artists who are booked specifically for this event, and also other customers who might have had a chance to book if the seat was available. Please understand we are a small service based business and lots of planning and supplies go into making these classes possible. Please be aware this is one of the most generous cancellation and rescheduling policies in our industry, and please don't give our staff a hard time for adhering to it- they are just doing their job. Thank you for understanding! DISCLAIMER: No guarantee is offered, explicit or implied, regarding the quality or serviceability of fired work. Every precaution will be taken to ensure the best possible outcome for every firing. Use of the studio indicates you agree that you will not hold the studio, its volunteers, or any other person associated with the studio responsible for work that is damaged or defective in any way while in the studio at any stage of the process. While working with clay is relatively safe, there are hazards and risks. These risks include the possibility of injuries or illness related to the use of the studio, materials, or equipment. Use of the studio indicates you agree that you have been informed of the risks and have signed the Kilnfolk waiver.

Contact Details

  • +13609001731

Attention Students!

If you are signing up for a multi-week or workshop that includes open studio time please click below to create an account on our website. Be sure to use the email that you used to book your class. You then will be able to access the Open Studio Sign Up Page under Memberships. Each open studio session is just a start time and is good for up to 3 hours. Open studio time must be used in one day and cannot be split between multiple days. Multi-Week open studio sessions do not roll over and must be used in the week they are allotted. 

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