I am sorry but for personal family reasons I will not be offering Raku Courses until further notice.
Raku Course. For potters and would-be ceramists.
My Raku Courses are split over two days with a period of at least 14 days between them. The first day is the making day and the second is the firing day. A minimum of two people are needed for this course.
£75 Per Person Per Day. Includes materials.
£25 deposit is paid in advance with the balance paid on the day.
Please contact me if you have a group of two or more people who would like to arrange a Raku workshop.
Full or half day pottery taster or improvement courses for one or more people.
These can be tailored to your ability.
£40 per half day (9.45am - 12.45pm) or £75 per full day (9.45am - 4.15pm with an hour for lunch).
Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
About the Raku Workshop.
The aim of the Raku workshop is to give you a sampler of the exhilarating enchantment of Raku. You will leave with lots of enthusiasm, stimulating your creative ideas and hopefully, some great pieces!
The making day. This will start with a pleasant introduction about health & safety aspects of the day during coffee, tea and biscuits.
For beginners, I will explain what Raku is all about. What sort of clay to use, how to make pieces that don’t fracture with heat shock, the thought behind the process and how the work is to be decorated. Hopefully you will aim to make two to four pieces of work ready to fire on the firing day.(Each piece - no larger than 12cm cubed. Extra charges apply to bigger pieces.)
Between the making and firing days I will bisque fire the work. This is the proof of the pudding and if they survive the bisque firing they should survive the Raku!
The firing Day. Again, I will take you through H & S of the day before you start glazing.Our aim is to fire up to 10 items, size - no larger than 12cm cubed. (larger pieces can be fired but there will be an extra charge depending on the size).
Bring packed lunch for both day’s. Teas and Coffee provided.
Maximum number of places 8 for making and the firing. (If no more than two people book on the day then the course won't run as it is not viable.)
Courses are held at Worthy Pottery Studio, Kimworthy Cottage, Bradworthy, Holsworthy, Devon. EX22 7RP. See my contact page for further directions.
Please use my contact form or phone for availability and booking.