Raku

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Raku Workshops – New Dates for 2020

The process of ‘Western’ raku employs a fast and exciting method of firing producing unpredictable and colourful results. 

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Throwing and Altering on the Wheel & Raku Firing

Sunday February 16th 2-4pm & Sunday March 1st, 10am-2pm – two places left 

First Session: Throwing and altering demo introducing faceting, adding texture, carving and stretching. Trimming your pot whilst still on the wheel. Introduction to characteristics of raku-ware and glazing ideas.

Second Session: Glazing and raku firing. Demo of basic glazing methods before glazing your own work. You take your work away with you at the end of the firing.

Cost is £80 per person.
Max. 6 people
Not suitable for beginners

Important! Intermediate throwing skills are required for this workshop – you should be comfortable centering and throwing cylinder and bowl shaped forms (please email if unsure of your standard).

To book or for further information contact info@nicolahenderson.co.uk or text 07711 579131

Carve a Japanese Tea Bowl, Make Pinch Pots & Raku Firing

Saturday January 25th, 2-4pm & Sunday February 9th, 10am-2pm – fully booked (email for reserve list)

Saturday February 22nd, 2-4pm & March 8th, 10am-2pm – two places remaining

£80 per person.
Max 6 people
Suitable for beginners

First Session: 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: Glazing and firing. Demo of basic glazing methods before glazing your own work. You take your work away with you at the end of the firing.

Cost is £80
Max. 6 people
Suitable for beginners

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).

To book or for further information contact info@nicolahenderson.co.uk or text 07711 579131