In this half-day Raku Pottery course you’ll learn how to glaze and fire your own pot, creating stunning results.
Working with the elements of fire, water and earth you’ll explore the Japanese pottery technique called Raku. Loosely translated Raku can mean enjoyment, pleasure, comfort, happiness and contentment. This low firing technique is connected to a rich cultural and spiritual heritage where there is still much to be discovered, experienced and shared.
After looking at some examples, you’ll choose which glazes and colours you’d like to use and paint them onto the pot. Then you’ll find out how to make and safely operate your own kiln, placing your own pot into the kiln to fire. When the pots are ready to be removed from the kiln you’ll learn how to take them out safely before dunking them in water.
The stunning raku effects will be revealed as you take the pots out of the water and clean them up. You’ll take your beautiful raku pot home with you at the end of the session.
Glaze your pot using a variety of colourful glazes.
Learn how kilns work and how you can make one at home before placing your pot in the kiln to fire.
Carefully remove your pot from the kiln, cool it down and then clean it up to reveal stunning colours and patterns.
The course will close with the opportunity to ask any further questions.
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Thank you so much. We had a beautiful time. Fab results & a memory forever.
Raku Pottery: Introduction will run from 10am until 12.30pm in the morning.
We’ll provide all the equipment and materials for this course and you will take your pot home at the end of the session.
The course involves putting your pots into and taking them out of a kiln, which will involve being near naked flames.
Please ensure that you are wearing long sleeves and trousers, and your feet are fully covered by shoes. Sandals, shorts and short sleeves are not suitable for this course.
This course will take place outdoors, please check the weather for NP25 and either bring layers or sun hats/ sun cream as appropriate.
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