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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.

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Raku Days..... With Jane Malvisi 2nd Saturday of each month. Microwave Raku Luster Raku Slip resist drawing in smoke making glazes building test kilns and some making to fire in Raku
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Workshops run by potters Mark Compton and Kirsteen Holuj What is Raku? Raku is a pottery firing process developed in 16th century Japan for the Japanese tea ceremony. The pieces are glazed, dried and put directly into a hot kiln outside where they remain for about half an hour until the glazes have melted at a temperature of approximately 1000°c. The pieces are then removed from the gas fired kiln with long Raku tongs, put...
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Our aim is to develop your potting skills, decorative techniques, glazing and firing skills. We endeavour to foster an appreciation of form, its subtleties and variations, and develop an awareness of the long history and richness of pottery. All this in an enjoyable atmosphere, where the experience of the routine in a working pottery and our "from the ground up" way of doing things will ensure you go away with a sense of achievement. We...
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Next course on 26th May 2017
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....
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Next course on 3rd June 2017
Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2017 course programme. 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...
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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...
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Next course on 9th April 2017
This is advanced warning of a studio open day in conjunction with The BBC "Get Creative" and The Crafts Council "Hey Clay" This will be a day of all things clay with an opportunity to drop in and book a 10 minute pot throwing for no charge at all and you can take your pot away on the day or a £5 charge to have your pot fired to collect later. There will also be...
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Raku Ceramics Masterclass 9.30am - 2.30pm This intensive 4 day course is an excellent introduction to hand built Raku ceramics. Make hand built pinched and coiled pots and bowls from clay. Benefit from tried and tested techniques to create striking raku fired ceramics. Join Catherine Lucktaylor in her new studio in the beautiful setting of Bejowans Farm, nestled amidst the wild beauty of rural West Cornwall and discover the secret to successful Raku fired ceramics....