Bruce Johnson will lead workshop participants through a glazing demonstration of his Copper Matt, Copper Shine, Terra Sigillata, and horse hair techniques. The same way the pieces will be fired and returned.
Class Skill Level: Intermediate. Understanding of Clay, Interest in further Raku glazing.
Participants bring 3-4 pieces of bisque-ware created from a raku clay body. No larger than 12 inches on any dimension and thrown as light and even as possible for best results. Terra Sigillata will be provided beforehand for participants to experiment with and bisque onto pieces before workshop. Johnson recommends Terra Sigillata on at least one piece, fired with The Potter’s Shop at least one week beforehand. Terra Sigillata available for use, free with workshop fee, at The Potter’s Shop starting August 6th.
About Bruce Johnson
“My passion for pottery began in 1983 when I began my study of ceramic art in North Carolina. Upon graduation, I returned to Wisconsin to accept a position with one of the nation’s largest producers of handmade pottery. During my 10 years of experience there, I refined my throwing skills and was given the title of Master Potter, of which I am honored.
Bruce Johnson Clay studio was founded in 1993. Today I draw from my experiences to design and create both decorative and functional ceramic art. Both my decorative and functional work represents my desire to provide an interactive and meaningful part in other’s lives. The technique of the Raku process is based as much on my intuition as it is on science. My functional work is high fire stoneware, wheel thrown, and altered with hand built additions. It is food, dishwasher, and microwave-safe.
I love my job as a ceramic artist. I am able to get dirty all day and nobody yells at me.”
More about the artist can be found here: https://brucejohnsonclaystudio.com/
Dates and Times to Pick From
- Friday, August 20th from 11:00am – 1:30pm Glazing techniques, 1:30pm – 2:30pm independent time to continue glazing or take a lunch break. 2:30pm witness the raku firing demo by Bruce Johnson until finished. Estimated 4 hours. Participants take pieces home the same day.
- Saturday, August 21st from 11:00am – 1:30pm Glazing techniques, 1:30pm – 2:30pm independent time to continue glazing or take a lunch break. 2:30pm witness the raku firing demo by Bruce Johnson until finished. Estimated 4 hours. Participants take pieces home the same day.