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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.

“Be inspired and get creative with clay… Giant seed pods, twisted t-pots, 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....
West Sussex - Next course on 26th April 2019
Menear Ceramics are based at the Pottery Barn in Amberley Museum. We offer a number of short 2-5 hr courses as an introduction to a variety of ceramic techniques. Maximum of 6 people per class. The Pottery Handbuilding Course is suitable for beginners to intermediates and will take place on the dates shown. The pottery is well equipped with electric pottery wheels and everything needed for hand-building. The Pottery also has the advantage of being...
Derbyshire - Next course on 17th May 2019
Josie Walter - Maker of Decorated Earthenware Pottery Josie Walter makes tableware and cooking pots in earthenware clay, which are decorated with slips and coloured glazes. Josie will talk about her work and demonstrate her decorating techniques. As part of the workshop you will decorate your own set of three tiles which will be glazed and red at The ClayRooms.
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...
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. Family/group...
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...
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...
South Yorkshire - Next course on 4th May 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...
London - Next course on 28th April 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...