The Tibetan Museum is pleased to offer a 4 day Raku Workshop with Tiki Craft.
May 4/5 and 18/19. This event is free but limited to 10 participants.
Each participant will receive enough clay to make two small, hand built forms. This event is a 4 day workshop so you will need to attend for all 4 sessions.
Access to tools and glaze, to apply to your pieces when they are fired, is also included.
All of the pieces will be fired in a raku kiln. The raku process is a quick fired kiln where the pieces are removed while hot and then placed in a reduction atmosphere. This is where you will get that signature raku look. The raku process is interactive, and each participant will be involved in the process. The Dates are May 4th and 5th 1:30 – 3:30 PM, May 18th, 1:30 -3:30 PM, May 19th, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Feel free to bring lunch.
Darren Corona, the owner of Tiki Craft, is a Staten Island resident who has been a sculptor and ceramicist and has been making sculpture and functional ceramics for over 25 years. Along with his own artwork, Darren has worked on contemporary and historical works of art, along with working on historic, land marked buildings in New York City for twenty years. He looks forward to bringing this fun, creative process to the JMMTA
For Reservations call 718-987-3500.
This event is part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative made possible with funding from Councilmember Steve Matteo, Councilmember Debi Rose, and Councilmember Joseph Borelli.