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Program Title: Raku Ceramics
EASC Code: JR-11
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: English
Subtitles:
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: Crystal Productions
Release Date: 1990
Running Time: 75 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Raku Ceramics is an art rooted in 16th century Japan. It has emerged in America as vivacious and thoroughly contemporary art form. As practiced in the West today, Raku is the most forgiving art that invited experimentation, yet by its very nature, has preserved much of its old philosophical content.
This "Video Textbook" assumes you have done some basic pottery before. This program introduces you to a whole new world of technique and artistry by guiding you to a new world of technique and artistry by guiding you through these chapters.
Raku clay
Hand building
Slab construction
Slip painting
Wheel throwing
Manipulated shapes
Glazing "Vocabulary"
Glazing
Kiln firing
Smoking
Jim Romberg is an artist of world stature. He has lived and taught in Idaho, New York, California, Paris, New Mexico, Texas, and now heads the Cermics Program at Southern Oregon State College. His work is exhibited nationwide and internationally. He has written extensively on the technical and philosophical aspects of Raku, and is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics; a book about Jim Romberg and his art has been published in English, French, and German.
Data Entry Date: 2/2/2005