"Raku as Performance and the Body as Art", guest instructor, 404 upper division ceramics, University of Idaho, September 29-October 15, 2014
I have always thought the ceramic raku firing process had the essence of performance with fire, air, body movement and smoke coming together to form an amazing visual presence.
This upper division raku class, at the University of Idaho, allowed me to encourage students to present the final raku fired object with the body using photography and video as the final visual presentation format. The images below are works made by students during this class. I look forward to teaching this class again in the future and exploring similar experimental presentation methods in my own art work.