The Raku Firing sessions use a selection from the following techniques and media - naked raku, obvara, ferric chloride saggar firing and horsehair, alongside standard raku firings, all of which will be explained in the Raku day.
Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional
Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed.
You will need to bring along a maximum of four bisque fired pieces in suitable raku clay body - maximum width 30cm, maximum height 40cm. In addition, each attendee will receive a bisque fired pot from a respected exhibiting potter to glaze and fire on the day.
The sessions will run on Sundays, from 10am - 4pm. A simple lunch of soup and bread is included, and refreshments will be available all day. Please advise of any dietary requirements.
Sunday sessions will be held throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn, dates to be confirmed.
Workshops are limited to eight participants.
Cost per person £55. Payment in advance via BACS transfer, non refundable.
Contact Richard for further information.