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Raku Pottery with Andy Mason


Experience the fun and drama of Raku….

A fascinating workshop featuring dramatic live Raku firings. Andy Mason brings expert knowledge to an absorbing activity; a blend of fun, art, alchemy, and dramatic suspense.

On the day you will explore the art of creative glazing techniques leading to a 'live' Raku firing of your work.

Sat 10th July, 10am - 4.30 pm Raku Workshop firing day £55

You get 2 pots to glaze and take home choosing from a range of Andy's hand thrown pots, bowls, vases and sculptural vessels.

Or for an extra £10.00 (£65.00 in total)

Fire up your creativity and make your own individual Raku pieces at The Making House ready for the Raku firing day.

Optional Extra: Tuesday 29th June, 7 - 9pm, £65 : Evening session and workshop firing day.

Create a small hand formed bowl, a sake bottle or a tile ready, using different techniques to impress your own designs into the piece.

Raku: Japanese in origin, translates as ‘spontaneity’ or ‘enjoyment’

Art & Alchemy! - Apply glaze, then place into the kiln for the ‘live’ Raku firing

Suspense - Raku pots emerge from smouldering ashes with unique surface effects - metallic flashes, and rich deep colours

All equipment and materials are provided as well as a simple light lunch.

Covid - 19 Precautions:

Due to the current situation dates may have to be changed, in the event of this happening we will postpone and offer a new date, however, we will be more than happy to give a full refund if this is your preference.

The workshop is held in the garden; there is separate access to the garden and direct access from the garden to a toilet, there'll be plenty of hand sanitizer, paper towels etc on hand. I have a covered area and a gazebo, should we have bad weather. I am currently working on the rule of 6 principal; so there will be 2 separate areas accommodating up to 6 people, safe distancing will still apply too. Can you please bring a mask, for extra precaution, should there be occasions of more prolonged inside/demonstration time.

I will of course be keeping an eye out on government information and should there be any changes to the plan I'll let you know.

If on the run up to the workshop or on the day you have any symptoms of Covid -19, please let me know as soon as possible and do not come. Likewise, should myself or Andy display any possible symptoms we would obviously cancel. I will of course give a full refund or offer an alternative date, if this is the case.

(We're expecting this to be a busy workshop, so book quickly!! If there's lots of you, we may need to run the workshop on Saturday 10th and then another later date; when ordering there's an opportunity to add notes to your order, so please let us know if you're flexible on dates)

Tutor: Andrew Mason.

Andy is a potter with over 30 years of expertise, he combines his individual techniques with the great tradition of Raku, bringing energy and enthusiasm to this fascinating activity. You may even have spotted him, (briefly), on The Great Pottery Throw Down, as he was the Raku technician for the latest series!