Smoke-fired ceramics with Ranjit Dhaliwal

Smoke-fired ceramics with Ranjit Dhaliwal


If you would like to experiment with Smoke-Fired Ceramics and sophisticated, yet easy-to-use ceramics firing techniques, then join Designer-Maker Ranjit Dhaliwal in this three-day course where he will introduce you to the exciting and intricate process of smoke-firing.

Ranjit is a ceramics design-maker, and popular Yodomo teacher, working with a range of Smoke-Fired Ceramic techniques from his home studio, based in Hoxton, London. Ranjit’s homeware is created with a focus on form, function, decoration and durability. His practice is influenced by the forms of modern European studio pottery, married with a bright colour palette that is inspired by his Indian heritage.

The course will be a hands-on introduction to Smoke-Fired Ceramics; utilising natural materials and our unique outdoor environment at Clayhill. Ranjit will guide you through the meticulous process of building a kiln and explore the effects of organic matter on your pieces through the magic of smoke.

Expect the unexpected!

By the end of the workshop you will:

Learn the fundamental principles of smoke-firing, including building your own kiln.
Feel inspired by how you might replicate these processes at home
Leave with your own ceramic pieces to take home
Please note you are welcome to bring along your own ceramics that have been bisque fired to 900 degrees. However, we can supply you with ceramics if you can’t bring along your own.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear - we are going to be starting a fire and be working outside, so bear that in mind. It is also advised to bring a decent quality dust mask. Ranjit will provide some combustible materials but if you have any that you'd like to experiment with, please bring them along

People who have already some experience/professional interest in ceramics, or creative professionals who would like to experiment with new techniques


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Clayhill Farm
Charlynch Lane

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Residential


8 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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