Raku is the ancient Japanese art of rapid glaze firing
- 6 hr 30 min6 hours 30 minutes
- 95 British pounds£95
Available dates from June are: June 4th and 18th July 9th and 23rd August 6th, 20th and 27th September 10th and 24th The all-day Raku course explores the ancient Japanese art of rapid glaze firing. During the course you will learn how to decorate and glaze your pots using several materials and techniques. These will include the use of oxides, wax resist, slip and two contrasting glazes. You will also learn how to fire and reduce the pots using combustible materials. A type of Naked raku firing also forms part of the days schedule. It is anticipated that you will leave with several contrasting pieces of Raku. The course takes place largely outside so please wear appropriate clothing e.g. jeans, cotton, stout boots and hair tied back. Please bring a mask. Course size is limited to 7 people, and is suitable for all levels. The price includes all materials, equipment and blank pots for the processes. You are also invited to bring some of your own pots along, providing they are made from a suitable clay to withstand the thermal shock. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments.
6 Station Road, Kings Cliffe, Peterborough PE8 6XP, UK