In this four-part class, students will explore and use a variety of ceramic forming techniques to create one-of-a-kind raku pieces. Students will start with a basic pinch pot and then will be free to follow their own creative path. A brief history of raku pottery will be covered as well as a discussion on clay bodies, glazes, firing processes and decorative ideas as they relate to raku pottery. Participants will complete a maximum of 3 mug size pieces and should plan to be available for the whole day of firing.

This class will be held out of doors in Pulaski NY and following the COVID-19 guidelines of the CDC. For more information, please contact the Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Date(s): July 6th, 8th, 10th and 15th
Building days (July 6th, 8th, 10th): 9 am--11 am.
Firing and glazing day (July 15th) 9a m until approximately 3 pm.
Instructor: Billie Jo Peterson
Cost: $50 members/$60 non-members
Ages: Teens – adult (13+)
Experience Level: beginner- intermediate
Class size limit: 10 students

About the Instructor: Billie Jo Peterson currently teaches art at the Oswego High School. In addition, she has been teaching visual art to Oswego County community members for over 25 years. Her current interests as an artist range from sculpture and ceramics to stained glass and mixed media. To see some of her work, search on Facebook:

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts, and the Salmon River Fine Arts Center.