Raku pottery: an introduction

A finished bowl on the Raku Pottery course at Humble by Nature, Kate Humble's farm in Monmouthshire


If you’ve been inspired by the Great Pottery Throwdown to try ceramics take a look at this introduction to Raku Pottery course. In this half-day course you’ll learn how to glaze and fire your own pot, creating stunning results.

Working with the elements of fire, water and earth you’ll explore the Japanese pottery technique called Raku. Loosely translated Raku can mean enjoyment, pleasure, comfort, happiness and contentment. This low firing technique is connected to a rich cultural and spiritual heritage where there is still much to be discovered, experienced and shared.

You’ll start by glazing pots using wonderful and colourful glazes. Then you’ll find out how to make your own kiln and place your own pot into the kiln to fire. When the pots are ready to be removed from the kiln you’ll learn how to take them out safely before dunking them in water. The stunning raku effects will be revealed as you take the pots out of the water and clean them up.

At the end of the session you’ll take your beautiful raku pot home with you.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You'll start the course with tea or coffee.
We'll provide everything you need for this session and you'll take your pot home with you.


Humble by Nature at Humble by Nature

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Upper Meend Farm
NP25 4RP

Suitable for

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  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


2½ hours (1:30pm to 4:00pm)

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Fiona - - #39818

Such a lovely afternoon...informative, fun and exciting...loads of wow moments and Tez was a great tutor...loving my new Raku dish too...inspired to make another!

Response from Humble by Nature:

Hi Fiona, thanks for spending an afternoon with us on the farm. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your raku pottery course. We hope to see you back at Humble by Nature in the future. Best wishes, the farm team.

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