Raku. An introduction to making, glazing and firing



Raku involves rapid firing and cooling in specific outdoor kilns. This course, at Morley Waterloo Centre, provides a full opportunity during evening sessions to make, bisque fire, and apply glaze. On the Saturday you spend the day outdoors firing. It is suitable for the complete beginner. Raku does not create functional objects. One kiln load per student is allowed due to the firing schedule to accommodate 12 students works.

This usually amounts to 5 - 6 medium sized objects. DATES 11,18,25 June, 2 July, 8 July, 10 July. This course provides 4 making sessions and 1 glazing in the evenings, plus 1 firing day on a Saturday.

All students must follow physical distancing guidelines as explained by your tutor. There is a reduction in the course maximum of students in the Ceramics studio, which has been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. Students are asked to bring their own apron or coveralls to wear in the studio and a personal hand towel, both to take home and wash between sessions.

Before and after using any shared equipment, students will be asked to wash their hands. We strongly advise you bring and wear a face protector. Please bring and use you own tools - we also have basic tool packs to purchase.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You will take part in a power point explanation of the process.You will be making a range of objects during the practical sessions. The tutor will give you feedback and practical help with different making techniques to realise your ideas. You will be glazing your work with Raku glazes and different decoration and application techniques.

You will take part in a Health & Safety induction. You will help to set up the firing site and actively take part in the firing process and post reduction firing treatment of your work, following Health & Safety guidelines.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London
Morley College London - Waterloo Centre
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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6 weeks (6:00pm to 9:00pm)


11th June 2021

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