Center Gallery hosts a raku pottery firing Sunday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. at the gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The demonstration is in conjunction with Center Gallery’s Home + Table Show. Potter John Huston will conduct the firing.
Raku is an ancient Japanese method of firing clay objects using natural materials — paper, dried vegetation – to fuel the fire. A raku firing is underscored by centuries of tradition and ritual, making it a full-senses experience.
The Home + Table Show celebrates artist-made objects for the abode – from artisan cutting boards, hand-built ceramic tableware, hand-pulled woodblock and fish prints, to forged barbecue and picnic implements, and paper ornaments. The exhibition runs until Aug. 10, and features work by studio artists represented by Lake Street Studios, and invited friends. A list of exhibitors is at www.lakestreetstudiosglenarbor.com. For more information please call Center Gallery, 231/334-3179.