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Raku Firing at Your Place


District Clay Raku Firing at Your Place with Ray Bogle
1. Please give us your contact information: *This question is required.
5. Would you like ceramic ware for the firing to be supplied by Ray?  The cost is $150 for 36 pieces (12 cups and 24 5x7 tiles: one cup and two tiles) *This question is required.
6. Waiver of Responsibility:

Raku firings are inherently dangerous.  Participants will be carefully instructed how to handle extremely hot ceramic ware and as well as how to monitor and operate reduction cans which emit fire and smoke. Participants will also be supplied with flameproof gloves and metal tongs. In addition, the ceramic kilns and reduction cans and lids get extremely hot. The ceramic kilns are powered by portable propane gas tanks. 

While it is extremely rare for injury to occur, injury risks include severe burns and other catastrophic injuries, smoke inhalation, cuts from broken shards of pottery and other hazards.
  In order to proceed with a DCC Raku Firing, a designated officer or the individual participants must sign a waiver of responsibility.

Please let us know if you are designated officer of your company or if individual waivers will need to be procured from participants.
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7. The Participating Party that I represent is: *This question is required.
7. Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement

Assumption of Risks:  I recognize that participation in a raku firing, hereinafter called "the Activity" carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries.  During the firing, participants will be carefully instructed how to handle extremely hot ceramic ware and as well as how to monitor and operate reduction cans which emit fire and smoke. Participants will also be supplied with flameproof gloves and metal tongs. I understand that ceramic kilns get extremely hot, reaching temperatures up to 1,800 degrees, and are powered by portable propane gas tanks.  While I understand that it is extremely rare for injury to occur, I acknowledge that injury risks include severe burns and other catastrophic injuries, smoke inhalation, cuts from broken shards of pottery and other hazards. 

Waiver:  In consideration of being permitted to participate in a Raku Firing, I, as an officer or agent of the Participating Party, do hereby release, waive and discharge DISTRICT CLAY LLC (aka “the District Clay Center”), Cass Johnson, their officers, employees and agents liability, from any and all claims, including the negligence of DISTRICT CLAY LLC, Cass Johnson, their officers, employees and agents liability resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in “The Activity”, and furthermore covenant not to sue DISTRICT CLAY LLC, Cass Johnson, their officers, employees and agents liability, for any and all activities covered by this waiver.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless:  I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD DISTRICT CLAY LLC, Cass Johnson, their officers, employees and agents, harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of my companies involvement in The Activity, and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred.

Severability:  The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of The District of Columbia, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect.

Acknowledgment of Understanding:  I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that on behalf of the Participating Party, I am giving up substantial rights, including the right to sue.  I acknowledge that I am signing this agreement freely and voluntarily and intend it by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
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