Raku Class

Raku Class

Taught by Ian Hall
June 9, 2018
Saturday, 8:00am – 11:30am
Introductory Price
$25 Member
$30 Nonmember

‘räˌko͞o: Enjoyment


Join our Resident Artist, Ian Hall, for a one-day class in which he will discuss the general history, theory and practice of firing ceramics in a raku kiln. He will also discuss raku kiln design and demonstrate how to build a raku kiln using an electric kiln and propane gas burner. Basic raku firing techniques will be discussed and put into practice in the Reitz Ranch raku kiln. There will be ample time for participants to glaze their work using basic raku glazes provided for the class.

(Current members receive a $5 discount on current class)

Some tips and what to bring...

Participants should bring bisqued pieces no larger than 10” tall by 6” wide for the firing. Please keep in mind:

  • Bisque temperature should be pyrometeric cone 04/06.
  • Flat pieces like plates and wide bowls can be problematic and for purposes of the workshop are discouraged.
  • Please be aware that raku firing does not produce work suitable for food service and vessels may be too porous to hold liquid.
  • Wear proper clothing!  Shoes should be close-toed
  • Leave jewelry at home, especially rings, bracelets or watches
  • If your hair is long, bring a tie-back
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor!
About Ian Hall

Ian Hall is a Northern Arizona local from Flagstaff, AZ. Ian is the Ranch’s first resident artist. Ian focuses on abstracting the function of his ware in order to deliver his perspective on functional and sculptural pottery in attempts to give the viewer a unique piece of artwork.

He plans to take the lessons and knowledge learned at the Ranch to a university after completing his residency.


If you’re having troubles registering please call 602-882-8553.  Reception can be spotty out here at the ranch, so be sure to leave a message if you don’t get an answer. You can text to that number as well or use the form below.