Raku Workshop with Michael Gwinup

Save the dates: April 2 & 3, 2016, at the Blue Spruce Pottery studio in Bend, Oregon. Potluck and slideshow Friday April 1st (no foolin’!)

Cost: $80 for members, $100 non members.

Location: the Gwinup’s studio located at 20159 Dorchester E. Bend, OR 97702

Michael Gwinup has been a professional potter for 40 years. He is well known for his Raku fired decorative vases, lamps and wall art. Throughout the years Michael has given workshops and taught the process of Raku. His work has been been displayed in invitational shows, northwest art galleries, and is in many private collections. He and his wife Michele are owners of Blue Spruce Pottery in Bend.

Friday Evening, April 1, 6-8 pm Slideshow and Potluck dinner. All workshop participants and CGC members are invited. Please bring some food to share. CGC will provide coffee, tea, sparkling water, and lemonade.

Saturday, April 2, 9am-3pm ((bring a sack lunch)

Michael will show how to make and use paper clay. He will demonstrate various throwing techniques including making large pots using sections. He will demonstrate using plaster hump molds to create large wall plates, and show how he forms his large raku murals and trees.

Sunday, April 3, 9am-3pm (bring a sack lunch)
Michael will be firing Raku pieces throughout the day – demonstrating the techniques he will be discussing. Beginning with Raku glazing and glaze making, then moving to glaze application
and firing techniques. Finally, Michael will discuss the use of reduction materials and cleaning and finishing Raku.

Download the form, print it out, and send in your check to reserve your spot. Workshop is limited to fifteen students. Michael Gwinup Raku Workshop Registration Form 

Contact Janet Matson at 541-633-3403 or janet.art@gmail.com