The studio art and photography students had the privilege of taking a field trip to Nazareth College to watch a special clay firing technique called Raku. Students in Studio Art created clay vessels and leaves through a grant project from Go Art. This grant allowed students to work closely with clay artist, Deborah Wilson. Ms. Wilson talked about her career, showed some of her own artwork and gave students tips and tricks for created clay sculptures. The student’s art teacher, Mrs. LeClair, reached out to her former clay professor at Nazareth College, to provide students with the opportunity to not only watch the outdoor raku firing of their clay pieces, but also take a tour of the college and watch a demonstration of throwing clay on a pottery wheel. The photography students came along on the trip to capture the process via a narrative story using photographs. It was a fun and successful trip and the finished pieces are spectacular. Great job and thank you to all involved for a wonderful time!
Raku Clay Firing