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Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art hosting Raku Pizza Night on Armstrong Campus

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is inviting people to gather around the kiln for Raku Pizza Night on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Annex II Courtyard on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus in Savannah.

Raku is a firing process where pottery is removed from a kiln while scorching hot and then placed into a container with combustible materials. The pizza night will be a way for students and others to get introduced to pottery.

“This is like an open house that features our students,” Ceramics Professor John Jensen, M.F.A. said. “It’s an evening to learn about all different types of pottery, working on the wheel, firing and finished pieces. It is educational and entertaining.”

The event will feature students presenting their work, a Raku firing technique viewing and a demo of shaping clay on a potter’s wheel by Jensen. There will also be free refreshments and door prizes.

“I started doing Raku Pizza night when I first started teaching here,” he said. “We usually have about 100 people in attendance. Come for 20 minutes or stay for the whole time.”

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities.


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