Raku How-To

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Krystal Allen of Clovis works the earthenware clay of a box she made for the Raku pottery class at Clovis Community College.

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ STAFF WRITER

There is a classroom at Clovis Community College where the chairs are covered in clay crusted finger and hand prints. The sculpture lab at CCC is home to the Raku pottery class.
Raku pottery is a style of cooling earthenware pottery pieces in a closed container so that the lack of oxygen reacts with a glaze placed on the piece to create an unpredictable appearance.
The summer session of Raku pottery, taught by Madeline Amaro, is an informal class. Students anxiously await firing day, said Amaro