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Raku Pottery Workshop

Raku Pottery Workshops are held the first Saturday of May, July, and September at Iron & Lace in Bentonsport, Iowa.  The instructor is Betty Printy.

Raku is a low fire process that results in a wide variety of colors.  No two are ever alike.  We get glaze colors ranging from coppers and golds to greens, yellows, reds, and blues.  You may create a new one!

These workshops allow the novice to learn the basics of low fired glazes, application, and firing on bisque pottery forms.

Students may bring their won bisque pieces or select from a wide variety of pieces available at Iron & Lace.  Pieces range from $5.00 to $40.00 for bisque fired forms ranging from slab and cookie cutter ornaments to small, medium, and large pots and vases.  (Not suitable for pieces intended for eating or drinking due to the metallic nature of the glaze.)

All pieces are fired in propane fueled kilns heated to approximately 1800 degrees F, and post-reduction fired in containers using various organic materials.

Workshops start at 9:00A.M. and run through the day until everyone is done firing, sometimes as late as 6:00 P.M.  Due to the loosely structured nature of the workshop, it is possible to spend as little as two hours or as long as all day, depending on your schedule.


Everyone will take home their completed work.


Long pants are recommended and shoes are required.  If it is a hot day, bring a water bottle as we will be outside all day.


Food is available in Keosauqua and Bonaparte, or bring a bag lunch.


Overnight accommodations are available at the Mason House Inn  www.MasonHouseInn.com


Shopping is available during breaks and lunchtime.


The old Iron Bridge and Rose Garden are waiting for you to enjoy


Come expecting to learn a lot and have a lot of fun!

                Raku Pottery examples

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