Raku Rodeo

November 2 - November 3, 2024

Raku Rodeo


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $75

Join us for the wild ride of raku firing as we glaze then wrangle ware in and out of an open flame kiln, place red hot in reduction cans then douse with water to create lustrous colors indicative of this unique firing method. No prior firing experience necessary, but participants must create work in advance. Work must be crafted to be able to withstand this demanding firing process using specific clay bodies outlined in the material list.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included. 

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Lisa G. Westheimer

Lisa G. Westheimer is a full time artist living/working in northern NJ. She has an MA in studio arts (Ceramics) from Montclair State University and teaches ceramics and glass at The Yard School of Art at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ. She also teaches alternative ceramic firing methods and glass fusing privately and has been an instructor/demonstrating artist at Peters Valley School of Craft since 2016.

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