Raku teabowl, hand carved Japanese style and glazed in a blue and turquoise lustre glaze

carve a Japanese teabowl & raku firing

Learn to carve a Japanese teabowl using a traditional pinching and carving technique and experience the excitement of a raku firing.


This is an ideal entry level course for beginners as no experience is necessary. If you have some hand-building experience already you may develop your own project during the two hours (subject to size/technique restrictions).


NB. Raku ware is generally for decorative use only.

upcoming dates

Saturday April 18th, 2-4pm & Sunday May 3rd, 10am-2pm – fully booked – postponed until 2021

Saturday April 25th, 2-4pm & Sunday May 10th, 10am-2pm – postponed until 2021

£90 per person.
Max 7 people 
Suitable for beginners

Sudent work from a raku firing at House for an Art Lover

first session - two hours

Learn to make a Japanese raku-style tea bowl (chawan) using a traditional Japanese pinching and carving technique. Learn a basic ‘pinching’ technique with which to make one or two pinch pots. Introduction to characteristics of raku-ware and glazing ideas.

second session - four hours

Glazing and firing. Demo of basic glazing methods before glazing your own work. We fire your work outside using a rapid-firing raku kiln and reduction bins. You take your work away with you at the end of the firing.

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