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Raku Pottery Workshop.


Raku Pottery Workshop
with Andy Mason

After a fantastic couple of workshop we have a new date for Summer!!

Saturday 14th July
9.45 am - 4pm, £45

Raku is a rapid kiln firing method, originating from 16th century Japan; it makes a fascinating one day workshop!

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.

All equipment and materials are provided. You will get 2 pots to glaze and take home and/or you could glaze some tiles and make a wonderful decorative panel; there will be a range of tiles and hand thrown pots, bowls, vases and sculptural vessels for you to choose from.

Glaze is applied to the pots before being placed in the Raku kiln. As the kiln temperature reaches 1060 degrees (very hot!) pots are grasped with metal tongs and plunged into combustible material - hay, straw, wood shavings. When cooled the pots are scrubbed free of blackened carbon to reveal a jewel like quality, from muted tones to vibrant and metallic colours.

No prior pottery experience needed.