Raku day for potters, and would-be ceramists
Two Day Raku Courses £35 Per Person Per Day
£20 deposit is paid in advance with the balance paid on the day.
Each course is split over two dates. A making day and a firing day. The next courses dates are :-
Making. Saturday 11th May 2019
Firing. Sunday 19th May 2019
Making. Sunday 14th July 2019
Firing. Sunday 28th July 2019
Making. Sunday 1st September 2019
Firing. Sunday 22nd Septemer 2019
Further dates TBA or please contact me if you have a group that would like to arrange a course.
The aim of the workshops 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.
Further courses or alternative dates arranged on request for bookings of more than 4 at a time. Please phone for availability and booking or use my contact form.