Ancient Asian Pottery Raku Firing

An ancient Asian ritual will be taking place at DHS this October. Art teacher Curt Gledhill will be hosting a Raku firing event this October for not only his students but also the students of DHS. Raku is an ancient pottery firing process with an undetermined origin, having both Japanese and Korean versions of the story.

“This is a process I have been doing with art classes for about 10 to 15 years,” Gledhill said. “In addition to art, it also involves science, math, and social studies.”

Gledhill’s intermediate students will be firing their clay masks, and his more advanced students may also have pieces being fired as well. While there is currently not a set date for the Raku firing, Gledhill is aiming to have it between Oct. 21 and Oct. 23. The past year he has done it alone, but is pushing to have more people in attendance this year.

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