Hand-building & Raku Workshops

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

raku workshop info

Workshops are run over two days, one or two weeks apart.

First Session – hand-building: Making and joining two pinch bowls together and modifying to create a larger vase, bottle or organic form. You will also have time to make one or two further pinch bowls. Texture can be added through mark making and imprinting techniques. Your work is then left to dry completely before being bisque fired in preparation for your return one or two weeks later.

Second Session – glazing and raku firing: Demonstration of basic glazing methods before glazing your own work. The exciting raku-firing of the work takes place outside and your work will be ready to take away at the end of the 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 first session (subject to size/technique restrictions).

NB. Raku ware is for decorative use only.

New Raku Dates – Autumn, 2024

Venue: Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover – Directions

Workshop I – three places available
Sunday 8th September 10am-12.30pm, & Sunday 22nd September, 10am-2pm

Workshop II – four places available
Saturday 12th October 10am-12.30pm, & Saturday 19th October 10am-2pm

Workshop III – two places available
Saturday 9th November 10am-12.30pm, & Saturday 16th November 10am-2.30pm

£120 per person. A £60 deposit* will secure a place.
Gift vouchers available.

* Deposit is refundable up until 7 days before the workshop start date, see cancellation policy.

For all enquiries and bookings…
Contact Nicola

Please make sure you are available for both dates before signing up for a workshop. The £60 deposit will secure your place and is fully refundable up until 7 days before the start date. If you have to cancel within the 7 days I can only refund you if I manage to fill your space, for example, if I have someone on the reserve list and they are still available for both dates.