Raku ware is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, most often in the form of chawan tea bowls.
Raku Firing is a process in which ceramic work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. This Western raku firing process has a huge...
Introduction to Ceramics
Hand Building - 6 week course
Introduction to ceramics design, construction & decoration process.
• Week 1 - Introduction to course. Workshop facilities, health and safety. Types of clay and clay preparation.
Hand built forms, pinch pots.
• Week 2 - Coiling - hand built forms
• Week 3 - Coiling – larger forms
• Week 4 - Tile making – impressed designs
• Week 5 - Slab building – making a...