Raku Pottery Workshop

Last edited by Sabali Pots Com... on 18 October 2018

Venue, Timing and Cost

Sabali Pots Community Studio, Makespace Oxford,
Saturday, 17 November 2018 to Saturday, 24 November 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
60 GBP

Join us for this exciting two part raku workshop!

The course runs on Saturday 17th November and Saturday 24th November from 11 am to 1 pm.

Raku is an ancient Japanese pottery process that means 'happiness by chance' and at this session you'll create a pot by bringing together the natural elements of earth, fire, air, water, wood and metal.

At the first session we'll be making our raku pots. You'll learn how to make a Japanese tea bowl using special raku clay. After the session your work will be dried and then bisque fired in the studio kiln.

At the second session we'll be raku firing! We’ll glaze our raku pieces and then move outdoors to load our pieces in the kiln. After the rapid firing your raku piece will be moved, piping red hot, from the kiln to the wood filled reduction chamber. This is when the magic happens! Beneath the smoke, the raku body and glaze colours fuse together transforming into unique lustres and crackled textures. Next your raku piece will plunged into ice cold water, ready for you to burnish and reveal your new creation!

Further Information

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To book your place and find out further details please go to https://www.sabalipots.com/raku

Crafts and Applied Arts