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SALA Festival - 'Fire and Ice' Open Studio

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by Julia Wakefield (subscribe)
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A fiery start to SALA from Studio Potters

Raku, SALA, Studio Potters, Ice and fire
Raku ware ready for cooling

For a very different and spectacular night out, why not try the Studio Potters' opening show, 'Fire and Ice', which demonstrates the exciting art of Raku. The show starts at 6pm on August 9.

It is Raku's unpredictable results and intense colour that make it so interesting. The harsh cooling process and the amount of oxygen that is allowed to reach the pottery determine the patterns and colour. The pottery is heated quickly and either instantly cooled in water, cooled slowly in the open air, or placed in a bin full of newspaper, covered, and allowed to smoke. Combustible material produces smoke, which stains the unglazed parts of the pottery black.

Raku, SALA, Studio Potters, Ice and fire
transferring the red-hot pots to the bin

"Just Us and the Chocolate Eclaires" are the musical accompaniment to the event. Claire, Fiona, Clayton and David sing and play their own original material on acoustic guitars, mandolin and blues harps.

Just Us and the Chocolate Eclaires, Clayton and Claire, SALA 2013
Band members Clayton and Claire

There's an open house for the workshops and studio space, plus other demonstrations as well as wine and nibbles. You may be able to buy a freshly made pot on the night, but you might have to wait for it to cool down a bit before you can take it home!

Raku ware
Raku vase

All images appear courtesy of Studio Potters SA.
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Why? Spectacular night out
When: 6-9pm
Phone: 8266 2011
Where: 54 OG Road Klemzig
Cost: FREE
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