Edom Art Show October 15 -16, 2016 10am.-5pm.
Bountiful Bowl Pottery FAIR Saturday, February 4, 2017
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Raku is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. The pots are fired to 18oo degrees. They are pulled out of the kiln using tongs and placed into a trash can filled with newspaper. The newspaper catches on fired and brings out the different colors in the glaze. No two pots are alike.
Stoneware pottery is fired to 2400 degrees. The pieces are dishwasher safe, oven safe, and microwave safe. There is no lead in the glaze.
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Les Mitchell became fascinated with pottery when his family bought the historic Ideal Pottery Factory which was established in 1920. He studied basic pottery techniques at Booker T. Washington School of the Arts in Dallas. After graduation, Les developed his wheel throwing skill while apprenticing under Michael Obranovich, a specialist in functional stoneware. He then concentrated on Raku while working with Randy Brodnax, a teacher in investigational techniques in pottery.
Les opened Towne Potter Studio in 1983 in Dallas and then moved it to Mineola, Tx. in 1992. His work is exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the country.
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