Nov
9
Sat
2019
2 Session Raku Workshop @ Tibetan Museum
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event takes places over two sessions.

Saturday Sessions are November 9 & 23.

Participants will create pieces during the first session, and will fire them two weeks later, with two different firing techniques: Naked Raku & Obvara.

Naked Raku is taking a previously fired pot and dunking it in specially mixed ceramic slip. The pieces are then placed in the kiln and slowly heated to a specific temperature. The slip will shrink as it dries and create cracks which transfers onto the clay as black lines.

Obvara is a technique that comes from Central Europe. Three days before the firing, a mixture of yeast, sugar and flour is mixed together and then sits until it’s time to fire the pots. Once the pots are heated to a specific temperature, they are removed from the kiln and dunked into the Obvara mixture for about 5 seconds and the surface immediately change to rich, dark browns. The pot is then dunked into another bucket of regular water to stop the process.
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Nov
23
Sat
2019
2 Session Raku Workshop @ Tibetan Museum
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event takes places over two sessions.

Saturday Sessions are November 9 & 23.

Participants will create pieces during the first session, and will fire them two weeks later, with two different firing techniques: Naked Raku & Obvara.

Naked Raku is taking a previously fired pot and dunking it in specially mixed ceramic slip. The pieces are then placed in the kiln and slowly heated to a specific temperature. The slip will shrink as it dries and create cracks which transfers onto the clay as black lines.

Obvara is a technique that comes from Central Europe. Three days before the firing, a mixture of yeast, sugar and flour is mixed together and then sits until it’s time to fire the pots. Once the pots are heated to a specific temperature, they are removed from the kiln and dunked into the Obvara mixture for about 5 seconds and the surface immediately change to rich, dark browns. The pot is then dunked into another bucket of regular water to stop the process.
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Dec
15
Sun
2019
Film Screening: Brilliant Moon @ Tibetan Museum
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a screening of Brilliant Moon.

Written and directed by Neten Chokling and filmed in Tibet, India, Bhutan, the US and Nepal, Brilliant Moon uses animation, unseen archival footage and interviews with Tibet’s great teachers to tell Kyentse Rinpoche’s moving life story from birth to death to rebirth.

Free with Museum admission.