Georgia Southern welcomes back Raku Pizza Night
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University will host Raku Pizza Night on Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Armstrong Campus in the Annex II Courtyard. Raku firing is an ancient Japanese ceramics technique in which pottery is removed from a kiln while it’s red hot and placed into a container with combustible materials to create colorful glazes. There will be free refreshments and door prizes.
The event will feature students presenting their work, viewing of a Raku firing technique and a demonstration by ceramics professor John Jensen throwing a large pot.
“I started doing Raku Pizza night when I first started teaching here,” said Jensen. “This is like an open house that gives our students an evening to learn about different types of pottery, working on the wheel, firing and finished pieces. It is educational and entertaining.”
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