I saw on Facebook earlier today that my friend Barry Bernstein, noted raku potter from MI was heading north from his successful show at Coconut Grove Art Festival, so I gave him a call and invited him to stop by in NC. We came up with the idea of a short notice workshop for
Monday, Feb. 23 10am-4pm.
Here is what we have in mind below and a few pix of Barry's amazing raku pottery and the kiln he designed and built when he was here a few years ago.
Raku Firing Day with master raku artist Barry Bernstein.
Barry will demonstrate his high success firing procedures and assist the rest of us.
Bring up to a dozen bisque fired pieces; any kind of clay, earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain. If you have raku clay items, fine, but not essential. Leather gloves, extra tongs, etc.
Raku glazes supplied including 2 of Barry's best ones.
Fee: $60 includes glazes and propane costs.
Bag lunch and tour of my collection and some of Barry's pots (for sale with workshop discount!)
Since this is such short notice this will only be a "go" with 5 or more participants. So, call or email me right away if you are interested, or have any questions. If we get enough potters together I will send a more detailed follow up notice to those signed up. Weather for Monday looks good.
Hope some of you can make it! Feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!
Flat Rock NC area
Barry's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barry-Bernstein-Raku/291368420883726