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Raku firing in Byron


BYRON, Minn. (KTTC) -- Pine Island and Byron High School students stayed warm outside Monday as they participated in a Raku firing workshop.

Seventy-five students participated in the demonstration outside Byron High School.

Raku firing differs from other ceramic firing methods because the kiln is built outside. The pot is removed at its maximum temperature.

"We glazed them with the glaze that they provided for us, I had to put horse hair on mine because that's what I wanted," Rianne Thomas, a Pine Island High School student. "And you just lay the horse hair out, and I thought it was pretty awesome."

During the workshop bisque pieces were also glazed, fired, smoked, cooled and ready for the kids to take home within two to three hours. Students were able to gain this fun hands-on experience from ceramic professionals Thomas and Wanda Clark.

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