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Raku Firing Class

PART TWO of a TWO PART COURSE. You must book PART ONE to be able to take part in the Raku Firing Day.

In this workshop we will fire the bisqueware that you made the previous week. We will use raku glazes and oxides and see what exciting crackles and colour combinations we can create.

Raku firing involves glazing your bisqueware and then placing it in an outside kiln. The kiln is then fired by propane gas up to 1000 degrees. The kiln is then opened at this temperature and the pieces are removed an immediately put into a bin with combustable material such as sawdust or shredded paper and starved of oxygen. After reduction has taken place the pieces are cooled and then washed to reveal an exciting array of crackles, colours and metalllic glows.

The Raku firing is dependant on fine weather and so if there is rain forecast I will offer an alternative date to come and fire.

You will need to bring a packed lunch or you are welcome to go and explore the towns cafes or nip into Waitrose.

I have three dogs who I mantion in case of allergies and also suggest your lunch box is dog proof!

Any questions please email me:

Earlier Event: July 10
Making Workshop for raku firing
Later Event: July 20
Saturday Making class for Raku