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Alternative Firing - Raku & Naked Clay Workshops - West Sussex

Alternative Firing - Raku & Naked Clay Workshops - West Sussex

Duration: 2 days

Price: £230

Run by: John Evans
at jev ceramics

Suncroft Studios
Bath Road
West Sussex
BN11 3PA

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About the Course

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 'Introduction' 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. More advanced workshops are also available.

John Evans will be leading the workshop. His work using alternative raku techniques is widely known in the UK and articles about his techniques have featured in 'Ceramic Review', 'Craft and Design' magazine and international publications. The workshop hours are 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included but participants are asked to bring simple bisqued work. Tea and coffee are freely available and the price includes a light lunch each full day. One en-suite room available at additional cost.

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Very well planned and delivered course, time was spent very productively and there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions about our individual practice.
The firing process was calm and controlled but at the same time exciting, with fascinating results from a number of different raku processes.
I learnt an enormous amount, both days were very productive and enjoyable in a convivial atmosphere, helped along by excellent food and good company.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone at whatever stage of ceramic enquiry they are at, it really was a treat!

- - #21456

This was an outstanding course and just right for me at this stage in my development. The quality of the materials was excellent. The standard of the teaching was also excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The food and drink was delicious ( Moroccan soup , bread , salad , shortbread biscuits and freshly ground coffee.
We had great fun with fire in a safe and well managed environment.

- - #21448

Convenient location
Good transport links
Shared free parking
Tutors friendly and efficient
Sympathetic to beginners
Reliable, good quality equipment
No hanging around
Companionable lunches

- - #21445

John delivered an informative and fun course, expertly covering a variety of naked clay techniques. I am very happy with the results I produced as a complete novice and much enjoyed appraising the work of my fellow attendees. The lunch, both days, was delicious, and it was lovely to chat to such an interesting bunch of potters and our hosts John, Janet & Tom. Thanks for the advice and encouragement, I'll be back! All the best, Cath

- - #20913

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 5th May 2019

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