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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 6th November, 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. You also get to make your own pinch pot, which will be taken away on the day and fired for you.

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. There are covered areas, should we have bad weather, but do dress appropriately for the weather. 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 need to postpone, I will of course give a full refund or offer an alternative date, if this is the case.

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!