ONSITE: Raku Firing

Join for a raku pottery firing series to become more confident and creative with the raku process. Each week participants will glaze their pieces, help load them into the kiln, grab a beer or snack across the street at Goatocado or use the studio time to work on pieces, then return to enjoy the campfire-like atmosphere with friends on our back patio.

Special Notes

  • The focus of each session is the raku process. Participants will need to have 4 bisque fired pieces ready to raku for this class. We will raku 1 piece/week. Please have your first bisque piece ready to fire for the first class. There will be time to work on pieces independently during class time as I manage the kiln, but there will not be formal instruction on what you are creating during that time.

    Students should bring their own pieces of pottery to fire (maximum dimensions to fit in our kiln are 6"x 6"x10"). There will not be guided wheel-throwing or hand-building support during these classes. The instructor will be available for questions, but the emphasis during this series is raku firing.

    The fees for this class do not include any clay, but do cover studio glazes and raku firing fees. Students will need to bring their own bisqued pieces to fire.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Holly Zajur

As a potter, educator, writer, and yoga instructor, Holly Zajur is a little bit of everything all rolled into one! Holly traveled to Nicaragua with Potters for Peace and was awarded Best in 3D Visual Art at Trinity Episcopal School for IB Ceramics in 2011. During her college years, she was sad to see that the University of Virginia did not have a ceramics program. After taking sculpture and drawing classes, she made it a priority to have a ceramics program at Uva. Holly co-founded and was president of Ceramics Club at the University of Virginia, which is currently thriving at the University. Holly has studied with Lee Hazelgrove, Amy Chaplin, and “The Clay Lady”, Danielle McDaniel in Nashville, TN. Ceramics has been one of the most grounding, meditative practices throughout her life and she loves sharing this gift with others.


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ONSITE: Raku Firing

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Class Details
July 17 - August 76 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $155.00
Member Tuition: $139.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Holly Zajur
Level: All Levels