City of Columbia Parks and Recreation offers a RAKU Workshop, March 5 from 9am to 7pm at the Art Center and Backman Gallery, co-sponsored by Southern Pottery. The class included pre-workshop instructions in preparing pottery for RAKU as well as on-site instruction, with discussion of RAKU and alternative firing methods, glazing application, horsehair applications and hands-on for participants. The fee is $85 and includes the glazing as well as the clay to make the pottery. There is a limit of 12 participants. The registration deadline is February 27.