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


Duration: 1 day

Price: £75

Run by: Annie Swarbrick
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

01768 483984

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Greystoke
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 0UT

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About the Course

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, i.e. those with no experience of pottery.

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 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?

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.

Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.



Want to review this course?

Brilliant course - my second time. So easy to do and yet the results are so impressive. Plus you get to take so much home. Excellent value for money. Dave is an excellent teacher. Annie's hosting is a joy as always and the food is yummy!

- - #14038

Friendly, enjoyable day. Very relaxed and good food!

- - #10921

Very enjoyable day. Lovely friendly tutor, easy to talk too.

- - #10920

A very enjoyable day - David was a great instructor. Thank you!

- - #10919

Lovely day - suitable for everyone. David was easy to chat with and helpful. Great Fun. Met lovely people.

- - #10918

Good Day. Excellent food & drink to go with the course

- - #10917

Really enjoyable day - fun, learned something new and pleased with the results despite being very non-creative. Great Instruction.

- - #10916

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

- - #10513

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!

- - #9474

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 9th August 2018
Saturday 11th August 2018
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Tuesday 25th September 2018

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