June 24-27 & July 1-4, 10am-6pm
After a much awaited reprieve from an unsettling Covid year we are happy to announce a two weekend open house event!
Take a deep breath, inhale the fresh air enjoy the beautiful Tuscarawas county rolling hills as we open our studios and show off our new art work to everybody.
While there, check out the progress on our multifunctional building nestled in the hills southeastern Ohio. Perfect for group retreats, yoga classes, family gatherings and small corporate events.
Imagine classes or meetings in the pine needles amidst the quiet solitude of our pine forest. Walk around the hills and valleys and around our pond, or simply sit on our peaceful hilltop overlooking the countryside.
And we spend most days working in our studio making pots, plates and tiles so you can drop by and observer the process.Directions to Radca Ranch >>
For years, Tom Radca's pottery designs have been treasured for their marvelous depth of color and lusterous highlights. Expertly handcrafted in the artisan's rural Ohio barn studio, Radca's trademark large scale designs feature 36" diameter plates and vessels measuring up to 60" in height.
Beginning at the potter's wheel, Radca often works with as much as 50 pounds of clay. The warmth and splendor of Radca's pieces are attributed to his carefully developed firing process. Color and effects result from controlling the temperature of firing and by introducing combustible materials to the kiln environment near the end of the firing process - a process he calls "Painting with Fire."
After the pots are fired and allowed to cool, Radca applies muratic acid that eats away at carbon buildup and exposes the color underneath. It took years of exploration for Radca to perfect this technique, as well as his unique firing process.
Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Appalachia and located near the Amish village of Peoli in southern Tuscarawas Couty Ohio, the Radca Ranch School of Ceramics offers you a place of learning, relaxation and personal growth.
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