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raku workshop john kellum central florida

updated wed 9 jan 08


Kathy Stecker on tue 8 jan 08

Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida (Orlando) will present :

January 26 & 27
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Registration deadline January 23 2008
Members $95, Non-members $115

RAKU WORKSHOP with John Kellum
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Nationally known and award winning clay artist John Kellum will introduce
students to the Raku process with demonstrations and slides. Students will glaze
and fire their own bisqued pots in an all day kiln session on Sunday.
Originally, the title of Raku was granted to a single Japanese family of potters,
who removed their works from extremely hot kilns causing the glaze to cool,
shrink, and crack. Today's Raku techniques create optimal conditions for the
most beautiful and visible effects. John will demonstrate his speciality, the
copper matte glaze technique.

"First and foremost, I am a potter. I love sitting at my potter's wheel and
creating. The immediacy of the process and the contrast of a delicate pot
being put through a severe firing environment is what has drawn me to Raku. I
have a BFA in photography from the University of Bridgeport and have worked as a
graphic designer for over 15 years. "

---John Kellum

Visit the Crealde campus at 600 St. Andrews Boulevard, Winter Park, FL 32792
or call 407 671-1886. For more information see our web site,
_www.crealde.org_ (

posted by
Kathy Stecker,
Winter Springs, FL

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