Alternative Firings

Join in on the excitement of Alternative Firings

Schedule a time to experience the process of creating with raku clay and/or firing your bisque pieces in our Raku kiln or barrel firings!

Whether you are an SP member or member of our artists community, all are welcome. Please read below for details of how to get involved in a Redmond firing.

Barrel & Raku Alternative Firings

Come prepared with up to 4 bisqued pieces of work to prep and fire in the primitive barrel or raku firing methods. You can put pieces in both firings during this special combo firing workshop!
Barrel – Using all manners of organic and chemical materials, we’ll wrap our pots in foil saggars and then light them ablaze to activate wild colors and unpredictable patterns with unique results.
Raku – paint your bisqued pieces with a selection of provided raku glazes to give shiny stunning outcomes.
Bring your favorite snacks and beverages to hang out by the fire and chat all things alternative firing while the magic happens – and take home your finished pot the same day!

Instructed by Lacie Warden

Cost : $35 – $45 per student

All Alternative firings currently take place at Redmond Eastside Pottery – 6826 176th Ave NE A120, Redmond Wa

SP Members

  • Purchase Raku clay from SP studio to make your bisque pieces
  • – Pipenburg and Raku 2 clay bodies are recommended or any Raku clay body
  • You can use your studio time to make projects
  • Items must be ready for bisque firing at least 5 days before raku firing to allow for initial firing
  • Pieces can be glazed with our Raku specialty glazes day of workshop

Community Potters

  • If you have a home studio – please create pieces and complete your initial firing before arriving to your Raku workshop
  • Firing services are available at Redmond Art Works
  • We have a selection of SPS Raku specialty glazes for you to glaze day of – included in cost of workshop

First Time Raku Students

  • Never worked with clay but want to give it a try?
  • Seatown Pottery offers time on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the community to come in and work with clay. We will provide beginning guidance, the tools needed to make your initial Raku forms, and provide the first bisque firing during scheduled open studio time
  • First – Schedule a Raku Hand Building Workshop or Schedule an Open Studio Visit – book a table to clay hand build – Open studio costs $15 per student per hour and includes the cost of firing pieces created in studio. Clay is sold by the pound.
  • Second – Book a Raku Firing Workshop above- on day of firing, you can glaze (paint) your raku pieces and go through the firing process! Your pieces will be ready to take home that day.
  • Raku firing are available for students 9 + years of age – all students younger than 16 must have a participating adult present during the entire Raku workshop

All Alternative firings currently take place at Redmond Eastside Pottery – 6826 176th Ave NE A120, Redmond Wa