Raku Workshops

Employing Japanese pinching and carving techniques and all the excitement of ‘western’ raku.
Fast-firing, flames and random, vibrant colours!

Hand-building & Raku Workshop

Workshops are run over two days, two weeks apart

First Session: Hand-building a Japanese style teabowl (using pinching and carving techniques) and carving a box from a block of clay (kurinuki style). If there is time you will also make one or two pinch bowls. Learn about western raku, the history of it’s development from the original Japanese raku process and the characteristics of western raku-ware, which result from the fast, low-temperature firing technique and post-firing reduction process.

Second Session: Glazing and raku firing. Demonstration of basic glazing methods before glazing your own work. Fast-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.

2022 Workshop Dates

Workshop I – Fully booked – reserve list available
Sunday 24th April, 2pm-4.30pm &
Sunday 8th May, 10am-2pm

Workshop II –  Fully booked – reserve list available
Saturday, 7th May, 2pm-4.30pm &
Sunday 22nd May, 10am-2pm

Workshop III – Fully booked – reserve list available
Sunday, 12th June, 2pm-4.30pm &
Sunday 26th June, 10am-2pm

£110 per person
£50 deposit to secure a place

Max 6 people per workshop

Suitable for both beginners and those with experience

To book please email info@nicolahenderson.co.uk