About the Course
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 draw for many potters because of its excitement and unpredictability.
In the two Saturday Afternoon sessions you will make up to 3 ceramic pieces by hand on the first session using a hand building technique and on the second session you will decorate the bowls with Raku Glazes and fire them.
Your pieces will be ready to take home at the end of the second session.
The ticket price covers both sessions
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will make up to 3 pieces that we will glaze and fire in the second session.
The price includes clay, glazes and firing
We offer an online paypal payment service - just get in touch to book your place and we will send you the link.
I really enjoyed my first attempt at Raku. Joy was fantastic and you did not feel that you were being rushed or confined in anyway. I was able to fell relaxed and creative. The venue is really good and easy to get to from the south. The facilities were good and I would recommend first timers or expereinced potters to have a go.
Definately would work with Joy again!
Marya Hemmings - - #15806
A mass of knowledge bestowed with endless patience and skill. Great course, fab things to take home.
Maggie Castle - - #10681
A fun and informative introduction to Raku pottery. Very enjoyable would definitely recommend.
Claire Pretty - - #10483
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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