A Raku Experience with Ron Dean & Seth Rainville

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Friday, December 6  from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 
Saturday, December 7  from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join us for a two day hands on Raku firing and demonstration with FAC instructors Ron Dean and Seth Rainville. Friday will consist of some throwing demonstrations catered to the unique raku process. Take advantage of Ron’s expertise in smoke firing and Seth’s vision for surface design when we glaze as a group that day.

Have 3-5 bisque pieces below nine inches in height to glaze for the Saturday firings! We will fire multiple times on Saturday in which the raku process will be another unique hands-on experience. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Ron and experience his teaching style, as he will be offering a throwing class this winter which will culminate in a raku and pit fire. We hope you will join us!

 

Participants should wear clothing made from natural fibers.  Long sleeves and pants are required.

 

Refund policy:

Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.

Materials

Participants are expected to bring several bisque-fired ceramic pieces.  We will fire as many as time permits.

Price includes firing cost and glaze costs. 

Instructor Bio

 

Ron Dean started making pottery in 1969 at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York, where he also worked as studio manager and taught classes. Ron moved to Marstons Mills on Cape Cod in 1982, and built a studio while working as a production potter at a local pottery. Ron has led several workshops at Castle Hill in Truro.

In addition, Ron served as the principal potter at Plimoth Plantation for 12 years. He  has been teaching for over 20 years, including pottery classes at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, and working to create innovative clay forms through his own studio.

Ceramics instructor Seth RainvilleSeth Rainville is a professional potter, art educator, and independent curator living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He has taught ceramics at multiple venues including the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, South County Art Association, Arch Contemporary Ceramics, the Mesa Art Center and Phoenix Center for the Arts. He has also conducted over 30 workshops across the country including recent workshops at Harvard Ceramics, Mudflat Ceramics Studio, and at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Seth’s teaching style requires students to enjoy the process while learning a strong base of fundamentals.