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wally asselberghs naked raku workshop

updated tue 2 feb 10


Maxine Peace Potter on sun 31 jan 10


WHAT: Wally Asselberghs will journey from Belgium to lead an intense explor=
ation of the theory and practice of "naked
raku," a technique he has specialized in since 1995. Participants
will experience this raku-based process which uses
sacrificial slip and glaze layers as catalysts to capture patterns
and surface textures left behind by smoke and fire.

Participants will apply slip & glaze to their previously
bisque-fired work (stoneware Cone 08) then fire in a
raku kiln. Works will be reduced in a post-fire smoke to
penetrate underneath creating shading, specks, and irregular
crack patterns. The egg shell layer of slip and glaze is then
peeled and scrubbed off, revealing the smoke effects
bonded to the bare clay.

WHO: Wally Asselberghs received his ceramic training in Antwerpen Belgium. =
He has been working in clay for more
than 35 years, with an original emphasis on stoneware ash glazes and wester=
n Raku.

Email us for his entire biography, which includes
workshops across American and Europe,
articles in leading Clay books and Magazines
and many prizes for his pottery.

WHERE: Tucson Clay Co-op
3326 North Dodge Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85711

WHEN: Friday March 12, slide show
and welcome the guest artist party - free -
from 6 to 9 pm

Sat and Sun March 13 & 14
from 10 am til 6 pm
$115 for SACA members, $125 non members

To register mail checks to the Tucson Clay Co-op,
with name of workshop, your phone number, address
and email. You will receive a package from Wally about how
to prepare for the workshop.
Workshop is limited to 15 participants.