Please come out to our fall open house October 19th through October 21. Visit my Radca Ranch School of Ceramics and help me celebrate my 40th year as a full time ceramic artist.
For this momentous event Margit and and have been very busy making smaller items for the holiday gift season. We will also feature our new and very popular glass infused work. We layer our tiles and plates with windshield glass and the blue liquor bottles that our friends have been bringing us over the years. This new techinique, using a combination of my tried-and-true glazes along with this colored glass helped us have a banner year.
So please come out and enjoy the fall colors.DIRECTIONS
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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