join us for a day of fire & fun
RAKU PARTY 2023
Raku party student sale - open to all!
10am - 5pm on Saturday, October 14
UPDATE: Due to forecasted wind and rain, we are moving the Student Sale indoors to our upstairs museum gallery.
Find unique gifts and home decor from our incredibly talented students during our Raku Party Student Sale.
This event is free and open to the public regardless if you have purchased a Raku Party time slot.
Food truck guests The Streat Corn-er will be onsite and serving food from 11am - 6pm.
raku party 2023 time slots - sold out!
If you have registered for this year's event, please take note of the 2 hour and 30 minute time slot you signed up for below. Please arrive on time! We advise you dress in warm, waterproof layers and bring an umbrella. Autumn weather can be unpredictable, but Raku Party will happen rain or shine!
Raku Party 2023 Date: Saturday, October 14 2023 starting at 10am
Thank you to all who registered. Please reference the text below if you are participating in this year's Raku Party.
For those who have purchased Raku Party time slots: You will receive an email from us with more information on what to expect on Friday, October 13th!
What to Expect: All steps will be guided by a Pewabic Education Staff Member
Arrival and Vessel Choice: Walk through the front gate and into the courtyard to meet with your section, there will be 15 people per section. Once everyone in your section has arrived, (please arrive on time, we have a schedule to maintain!) you will select a vessel and then head upstairs into our studio.
Glazing: Here you will be instructed on how to glaze your pot by a Pewabic Education Staff member. You’ll have about 45 minutes to do so.
Drying: Then your section’s pots will be placed in a warming kiln for about 45 minutes then off to the Outdoor Raku Kiln Pad it goes!
Firing: Once we’ve loaded all of your section’s pots into the Raku Kiln it will fire for about 45 minutes, then it will be pulled from the hot kiln and sent through the Western Raku process for your viewing pleasure!
Cooling: After letting the pot sit and cool for about 15 minutes, it will be ready for its new home!
What to do while I wait: While you wait for your pot to Dry, Fire, and Cool you can take a look around our Historic Museum, shop in our retail space, or get something amazing from our wonderful Student Sale! Feel free to bring a snack or a tasty beverage to sip in our courtyard while you wait. Food truck guests The Streat Corn-er will be onsite from 11am - 6pm.