Pots that Sing: Naked Raku

August 8 - August 12



Pots that Sing: Naked Raku

Pots that Sing: Naked Raku

In this multi-faceted workshop, Ellen will share her favorite tools, tips and techniques that add dynamic textures and finishes that make the surfaces of her work sing. Students will learn to create a variety of forms using soft slab construction and will also learn to make and use latex rubber molds which will be theirs to keep.

The week will also include the excitement and drama of Naked Raku firing. Students will participate in utilizing slips, horsehair, feathers and ferns to bring about some unexpected and unique surfaces. Topping that off will be the application of post firing finishes that really bring the work to life. It promises to be an action packed week of pottery fun.

ADDITION TO THE STUDENT SUPPLY LIST: For Naked Raku, please bring 5-7 bisqued pots, less than 8″ in diameter.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $20
  • Course Prerequisites: While all skill levels are welcome, basic skills and a fundamental understanding of clay is desirable.
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $785

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Ellen was born and raised in the small coastal community of Campbell River BC on Vancouver Island. She obtained her degree in Fine Art at Malaspina College (now VIU) in Nanaimo in 1984. Ellen approaches her work with a sense of humor and whimsy, delighting in what happens with the clay as she manipulates, stretched, textures and builds a variety of forms from decorative, to functional and sculptural.

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