Upcoming workshop: “Smoke, Fire and Fumes”

Riggs Raku Pot April 28th & 29th, 2012
9am to 5pm daily
Registration Fee: $235.00
Class Limit: 15 Participants
Soup and Bread Lunch Provided Two ways to register…
Mail-In Registration Information [PDF]
Online Registration with PayPal ™ Pre-workshop Instructions [PDF] This two-day, hands-on workshop with Linda and Charlie Riggs will focus on ferric chloride fuming, 2 types of naked raku and horsehair firing. A special emphasis is on the use of pots polished with white terra sigillata. Students’ pots will be fired in or placed into atmospheres where the smoke and/or chemicals produce the final surface color. These colors range from the deep reds and oranges of saggar and ferric chloride firings to the stark black and white designs of naked raku. Riggs Saggar Pot
Charles Riggs
Charles has a Fine Arts Degree in Pottery. He has been featured in Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly, and Studio Potter as well as in the books, “Alternative Firing Methods” by Watkins/ Wandless and “Raku, The Practical Approach”, and “Mastering Raku” by Steven Branfman. Charlie has exhibited extensively in the US, and as far away as Canada and Norway. He also teaches workshops throughout the US and Canada in a variety of subjects including, Raku Methods, Saggar-firing, Pit-Firing, Raku Kiln Building, and Throwing Techniques. Riggs Raku Pot
Linda Riggs
Linda has Masters in Anthropology. She collaborates with Charlie to create some of the unique surfaces on their pottery including saggar-firing, naked raku, and carvings and slip designs. Linda has written a number of articles on pottery for Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times. She is also featured in magazine articles on saggar firing, and in the books by Watkins/Wandless and Steven Branfman. She co-teaches workshops with her husband Charlie.
More info here. White Oak Pottery
3915 Rivermont Road
Durham, NC 27712
(919) 309-4747

Artist of the Day: Gem Chang-Kue



I am a ceramic artist living on Gabriola Island, BC where I have maintained a studio pottery for twenty years or so. Presently, I produce a variety of ceramic ware in my studio. I make functional stoneware that is reduction-fired but I also create glazed raku and naked raku vessels and sculptural forms.