Raku Pottery

John Smittle brings the Art of Japanese Raku Pottery from the 1580s to the high school. 

#1 Jackson Osburn removes a clay bowl from a kiln at the height of its firing and dumps it into a trashcan filled with newspaper. The clay object cools rapidly giving it a surprise finish. Students watching: Breahna Reedy, Meagan Hosier, Allie Smith, Kaycen Baylor, Ashley Dade, Jazmyn Goff, Laura Boeckman, and Sophia Benge 

 #2 John Smittle explains how to apply slip crackle glaze to Allie Smith, Kaycen Baylor, Harley Long, and Erin Lima