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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.

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,...
“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....
Once every month there will be a themed workshop at the recently restored beautiful Orangery in Ingestre. Well established Staffordshire potter Caroline, will expertly guide you through various techniques to create and design a bespoke and unique ceramic piece you will be proud of. Each class starts at 7pm for 2 hours to include materials, glazing and firing of your finished pieces. Spaces will be limited available. The themes of courses range from wild hares,...
West Sussex
Why not treat yourself to a made to fit Pottery Session tailored to your needs? Either 1 to 1 or get together a few friends for a birthday treat or perhaps you would like to come along with a partner or child. You may have something specific in mind or would like to experience hand-building and/or wheel throwing. Price covers all materials, refreshments and up to 3 pots per person to be fired and collected...
East Sussex
'Clay as a Canvas' Discover how to use underglaze colours on clay to create ceramic pictures or simple vessels in a creative taster session in the idyllic East Sussex setting of The Hub, near Bodiam Castle. Ceramic artist Kate Schuricht will demonstrate how to use intermixable ceramic underglaze pigments on unfired clay and apply relief and texture to make effective ceramic collages. All work will be fired and returned to The Hub for collection. Workshop...
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...
Greater London
LEARN WHEEL THROWING BASICS This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included). Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration its straight down to practice. Our tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown, expect to be impressed. Support will be on hand as you try to...
This 2.5-hour workshop is a gentle introduction to the meditative craft of throwing pottery on the wheel. We will start by covering some essential theory while learning how to handle and prepare clay. You will, then, be guided through all the fundamental steps of the process and have the chance to create your own pieces on the wheel. The class is suitable for adults who are starting out on their clay journey or just want...
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...
Derbyshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
Raku is a fascinating potterytechnique originating from16th Century Japan featuringdramatic ‘live’ kiln firings. Andy’s expert knowledge provides inspiration, alongside practical guidance for creative glazing techniques, finally revealing the unique character of Raku.

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