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 either carving a vessel from a block of clay (kurinuki style), or making and joining two pinch bowls together to create a vase, bottle or organic form.

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.

Autumn Workshops 2022

Workshop I – Fully booked – reserve list available
Sunday 2nd October, 2pm-4.30pm
& Sunday 16th October, 10am-2pm

Workshop II – Fully booked, reserve list available
Sunday 23rd October, 2pm-4.30pm
& Sunday 6th November, 10am-2pm

Workshop III – Fully booked, reserve list available 
Saturday 19th November, 2pm-4.30pm
& Sunday 4th December, 10am-2pm

£110 per person
£50 deposit to secure a place

Suitable for both beginners and those with experience

To book please email info@nicolahenderson.co.uk

Sian-Collins