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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.

£68
London - Next course on 21st February 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. Its 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...
£65
Wiltshire
A chance to sample the wondrous delights of this Japanese style of firing which takes place outdoors. The session starts with the background history of the Raku firing and the philosophy. Your tutors will explain the glaze and firing process and glazing techniques do's and don'ts. The rest is about freeing the spirit and seeing what happens when this magical firing combines with the glaze. You will be given three pre fired bisque pots to...
£155
Oxfordshire - Next course on 23rd February 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...
£220
DEVON - Next course on 6th April 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...
£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...
£60
South Yorkshire
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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 4th June 2019
Come and enjoy experimenting with the ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing raku. Exciting and fast moving – raku is irresistible and highly in vogue at present. Raku firing is unique and one of the most dramatic and exciting ways to fire pottery. It was developed in Japan in the 16th century for the Japanese tea ceremony. Tutor Dave Norman arrives with his kiln and all equipment necessary for this outdoor day of working...
£70
Northamptonshire - Next course on 12th May 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...
£200
Clwyd
This 2 day course enables people to glaze works made on the Hand building course or to bring along pre-fire work to glaze. You will learn about different glazes, oxide and raw materials and how to apply. A short demonstration will help to understand the variety of glazes and applications.
£450
Cornwall
A 4 day ceramic tile making course led by tile designer/ maker Michaela Goode (ne Wrigley). We will be making and designing tiles for a specific application or to just have a go at different ceramic decorating techniques such as; drawing, printing, painting, glazing, carving, fast smoke firing and organic firing.