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Raku glazing courses, classes and workshops are taught 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 this beautiful and ancient traditional craft.

£60
Northamptonshire - Next course on 14th October 2018
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...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 23rd September 2018
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...
£65
London - Next course on 11th October 2018
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...
£50
Wiltshire - Next course on 14th October 2018
We unexpectedly have a Raku session available on 14th October. Enjoy and experience the wonderful and the magical Raku firing at Fired Thoughts, Ceramics at its most awe inspiring you will spend a morning decorating pots to be offered to the fire. Once decorated you will be able to view your pots going through the firing process and then see them emerge from the fire with the glaze in its molten state. You will witness...
£50
Lincolnshire - Next course on 25th October 2018
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...
£60
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 6th October 2018
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...
£200
DEVON - Next course on 13th October 2018
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...
£360
West Sussex
Techniques include burnishing and the use of terra sigilatta, naked and horsehair/feather raku, ferric fuming, and saggars.The workshop is most suitable for participants with at least a basic experience of working with clay who want to know more about these 'alternative' techniques. The 'Original' workshop is not primarily aimed at producing finished work but intended to give participants experience of different methods of achieving surface markings which they can then employ in their own work....
£190
Cornwall - Next course on 23rd September 2018
Join Catherine in her large rural studio in fair west Cornwall for an exciting introduction to Raku Fired Ceramics. Raku is an ancient Japanese firing technique which literally means enjoyment. Glazed pots are removed from the kiln whilst red hot and smoked in sawdust to give the distinctive crackle effects. Day one: You will create 6-8 hand built bowls, pots and tiles using pinching and coiling techniques. Day two: Glaze and Raku fire your pieces...
£555
Cumbria
Lake District Pottery Courses Gosforth Pottery runs Residential Pottery Courses for all ages and abilities. You'll learn to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel and discover handthrown pottery techniques to create your own pots or sculptures. With a maximum of 6 participants and 2 of us teaching, we can cater for all abilities and give individual support. Our courses are a great way to develop your pottery skills or learn a new craft, and...