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  • On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Carlynn Forst and her ceramics class held a Raku Firing during class. The students spent the previous classes crafting their artwork and preparing it for the fire. Raku is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, most often in the form of chawan tea bowls. In the traditional Japanese process, the fired Raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air. “My favorite thing is seeing how excited the students get when they see their work change throughout the process,” said Forst.