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Glazing, firing & raku courses

30 glazing, firing & raku workshops found

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.

Hampshire - Next course on 20th September 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,...
London - Next course on 25th July 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...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 27th July 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...
Suffolk - Next course on 14th August 2019
Make and decorate your own mug. You will use use the traditional hand-building 'slabbing' technique and experiment with decorative surfaces using coloured slips, stamping, imprinting and sgraffito. Children's session AM - 10am - 12.30pm Family session PM (children and adults) - 1.30 - 4.00pm Working in an informal studio environment, above an antique furniture restorer, local artist-teacher Louise Gridley will guide you through the making and decoration processes using clay. Make your ceramic mug outcome...
DEVON - Next course on 3rd August 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...
West Sussex - Next course on 5th 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 will be on...
“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....
Northamptonshire - Next course on 11th August 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...
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd August 2019
For availability on this course please see our website above, thank you. 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...
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...

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