Blackberry Farm potters will host Raku Pottery Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, putting the ancient form of Japanese pottery-making on display for the public.
Raku pottery is created through a ceramic firing process that uses both fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs with spectacular metallic luster effects. The process is very unpredictable, leading to the development of vivid color patterns and iridescence. As a result, no two pieces are ever alike.
Visitors that day can purchase individual pieces of pottery to glaze and decorate, then watch the Raku firing process in action. After a cooling period, the finished pottery is available to take home. During that time, visitors are encouraged to enjoy all of Blackberry Farm’s rides, features and amenities.
Admission to Blackberry Farm is $5 for resident adults, $8 for non-resident adults, $4.50 for resident children and seniors and $7 for non-resident children and seniors.
Blackberry Farm is located at 100 S. Barnes Road – south of Galena Boulevard and west of Orchard Road – in Aurora. For more information, call 630-892-1550.
SOURCE: Fox Valley Park District Press release
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