Experience the thrill of the fast and furious technique of Raku.
Pre-fired pots will be ready to decorate with glazes , resist and tapes to create some exiting and unique designs.
Your pot will then be loaded into the kiln and heated to nearly 1000'C in a fast firing that takes around half an hour. During this time you can enjoy cake and refreshments while you watch the action.
Once your pot has reached 1000' it will be removed from the kiln..red hot...and carefully transferred to combustible materials where it will burn and the glazes react.
After a short while when your pot is ready it is plunged into cold water to quench and cool. It is then ready and cool enough for you to scrub and clean and reveal the colours that the glazes have turned.
The glazes range from beautiful white crackles to turquoise or copper metallic ...you never know what to expect until they emerge from the water.
Pots can be decorated as a family or individually but please be aware that we are working with hot equipment so children must be supervised and kept a safe distance from the firing area. This is not recommended for small children / toddlers unless secured in a buggy and observing from a distance.
There will be set firing times with 4 pots max in each firing 10.30, 11.15, 12 & 12.45pm. Time slots will be given half an hour before the firing time for you to decorate your pot(s).
In the event of any firings not getting the full capacity booked we may need to change your time at short notice to ensure the kiln is firing full.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
2 hours (10:01am to 2:01pm)