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Glazing, firing & raku courses

Find glazing and firing workshops to take your ceramics work to a new level. Discover raku glazing courses, classes and workshops all across the UK. Raku ware is a type of Japanese pottery. Want to learn the art of raku glazing and firing? Work alongside experienced potters and ceramicists to learn beautiful innovative and traditional craft techniques.

£360
Hampshire - Next course on 21st June 2019
It doesn't matter how much potting experience you have - total beginner or happy hobby potter, Dave has plenty of time to tutor each individual, and so the making schedule can be flexible. As Dave is a thrower, a large part of the pottery course will be spent on the wheel learning the different techniques. We have 7 wheels for 7 people. Day one involves getting to grips with the wheel and the basic techniques,...
£68
London - Next course on 31st May 2019
This friendly, relaxed, workshop takes place in a peaceful studio in the Kingsgate Workshops Trust building. This clay session can be treated as a one off taster or as a creative afternoon that you can repeat. It's a great way to get away from the busy world outside for a few hours. This session can be treated as a one off or something you can repeat. By the end of this session you will have...
£155
Oxfordshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
A day of fun and relaxation held at 'The Pottery' in the beautiful countryside near Henley on Thames. Learn the art of hand-building pots and vessels with pinch, coil and slab methods. Workshops will give the participant a chance to experiment and play with the clay and the keen student could have as many 7 or more small pieces by the end of the day. Most go on to glaze their pieces on a further...
£255
West Sussex
5/6 October 2019 Intended for ceramicists who already have some experience of naked clay work or alternative firing techniques and can bring suitable bisqued ware with a burnished/terra sigged surface. The two day course will include ferric fuming in tin-foil saggars, making and firing a 'mummy'saggar, one-step naked raku and two-step naked raku techniques to gain some control over the smoke markings on your work. We will not be making any work and the focus...
£18
Dorset
“Be inspired and get creative with clay… Giant seed pods, twisted teapots, big boxes and bowls, whatever you want to make, I’ll guide you. Have fun and learn pottery in a welcoming and supportive environment. Everyone is creative and anyone can learn pottery!” In the pottery classes, I aim to build confidence, encourage experimentation and create a space that is welcoming and inspiring. Anyone can attend the pottery classes, they are suitable for all abilities....
£50
Lincolnshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Limited to 6 places. We will provide 3 pieces ready for you to glaze & fire. This is a visually exciting and very fast way of firing pottery with beautiful and surprising results. Raku involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat & placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere, which affects the colours in the glazes. The...
£220
DEVON - Next course on 22nd June 2019
This is an intensive firing course, where you will learn how to fire work (your own or provided by us) in saggar and raku firings over two days. The workshop takes place at Abi Higgins Ceramics’ beautiful studio in Christow in Devon and is run by Abi Higgins and Alison West. Christow is a village in the Teign Valley on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park with easy access to Exeter. The name Raku...
£65
South Yorkshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
Raku ware is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, most often in the form of chawan tea bowls. Raku firing is a process in which ceramic work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. This Western raku firing process has a huge...
£70
Northamptonshire - Next course on 14th July 2019
Raku is the ancient Japanese art of rapid glaze firing. You will learn how to achieve the most amazing and unique glaze patterns on your ceramic objects , pots and bowls etc, using this unusual technique. Unlike conventional firing techniques, Raku is a firing technique that pulls ceramic objects from the kiln at temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees centigrade. The pots are then immediately placed in combustible materials before being dramatically plunged into water...
£55
West Midlands
Join us for a fun and relaxing morning painting a ceramic slip cast giant snail using a combination of specialist glazes. Saz's Ceramics & Crafts is an established pottery painting and ceramics studio set in the heart of the Black Country within the site of the historic Red House Glass Cone. With a maximum of 10 people per class, Saz will guide you as to how to decorate your snail, whilst making sure that you...