Raku

Gift vouchers still available.

All workshops have been postponed until further notice – new dates will be given as soon as possible. 

Raku Workshops – New dates added 20/01/2020

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 – one place available 

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).

Please note that raku ware is for decorative use only. 

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

Carve a Japanese Raku Teabowl & Raku Firing

Saturday April 18th, 2-4pm & Sunday May 3rd, 10am-2pm – fully booked (waiting list)

Saturday April 25th, 2-4pm & Sunday May 10th, 10am-2pm – one place available

£80 per person.
Max 7 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.

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).

Please note that raku ware is for decorative use only. 

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