The raku technique is where you remove the glazed ceramic from a hot kiln and place it into a reduction environment to shock it and create a myriad of effects from the combustibles. Students will receive a link to a video presentation to learn the history of the raku firing process. Essex Art Center will provide raku clay, bisque firing, and glazes. Each student will be limited to 3 pieces with a maximum size of 6 inches in each direction. After forms are bisque fired and glazed, students will join Larry Elardo and Lloyd Hamovit for a day of raku firing in Newbury, MA. Address will be given prior to the firing date. This workshop is for students who have completed at minimum one ceramic course and are currently a ceramic student in the Essex Art Center studio.