hand-building & raku workshop

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

raku fired ceramics

Learn the basic and ancient pinch-pot technique with which to create one or two bowls as well as a larger bottle/vase or sculptural form by joining two pinch pots together. Come back two weeks later to glaze your work and experience all 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 for decorative use only.

upcoming dates

This workshop runs over two-days and takes place at the Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover. Please follow this link to their website for more information and how to book.



This workshop is fully booked

Friday November 5th 2021, 10am-12.30pm 

Friday November 19th 2021, 10am-2pm 

£90 per person.

Limited to 6 people 
Suitable for beginners

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

first session - two and a half hours

Learn the ancient pinch-pot technique and create one or two bowls and a larger bottle/vase or sculptural form by joining two pinch pots together. Different decorating techniques are discussed as well as an introduction into the characteristics of raku glazes and an explanation on the effects of flames and smoke on pieces during the reduction process. 

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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