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Discover Raku - A Pottery Workshop with Dave Norman at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke.

Discover Raku - A Pottery Workshop with Dave Norman at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke.

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
CA11 0UT

Course Length: 1 day

Price: £75

5 star rating, 2 reviewers.

Gift vouchers available

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.

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 with heat, sawdust, fire and smoky bins! The class takes place outside and during the day students might manage to make around 6 to 8 raku pieces
This course is suitable for beginners, ie those with no experience of pottery.

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).

There is a £10 material cost payable to the tutor on the day for usually between 6 to 8 pieces .

Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.

We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.

If you wish to be added to our database, please use the 'Stay in Touch' icon at the top of each webpage on OUR WEBSITE (link above). Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.

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Just a quick message to say how much we enjoyed our two days learning Raku recently. The people, place, food and Dave's great tuition all made for a really lovely couple of days of our holiday. We are back in Cumbria again for two weeks at the beginning of August next year and hope we might be at the right time to enjoy another day (or two) with you and Dave. 5


A great day making some surprisingly lovely things! Dave was great fun, providing clear instructions and sharing his experience. He allowed us to be as hands on, or off, as we wanted, with lots of opportunities to learn & practice each stage of the process.

Annie's hospitality was wonderful, with a delicious lunch, scones, biscuits and copious amounts of tea.

Thank you!


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