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Raku workshop at cockington court 10:30

introduction into Raku 10;30am

  • Started 12 Jun
  • 45 British pounds
  • Seachange Studio 13, cockington court, cockington, Torquay, Devon, Tq26xa

Service Description

So if you’ve been inspired by the Great Pottery Throwdown to try ceramics take a look at this introduction to Raku Pottery course. In this half-day course you’ll learn how to glaze and fire your own pot, creating stunning results. Working with the elements of fire, water and earth you’ll explore the Japanese pottery technique called Raku. Loosely translated Raku can mean enjoyment, pleasure, comfort, happiness and contentment. This low firing technique is connected to a rich cultural and spiritual heritage where there is still much to be discovered, experienced and shared. You’ll start by glazing pots which are provided using wonderful and colourful glazes. Then you’ll find out how to make your own kiln and place your own pot into the kiln to fire. When the pots are ready to be removed from the kiln you’ll learn how to take them out safely before dunking them in water. The stunning raku effects will be revealed as you take the pots out of the water and clean them up. At the end of the session you’ll take your beautiful raku pot home with you. THE ESSENTIALS Raku Pottery: Introduction will run from 10:30am until 1.00pm in the morning or 2:30pm – 5.00pm in the afternoon. We’ll provide all the equipment and materials for this course and you will take your pot home at the end of the session. The course involves putting your pots into and taking them out of a kiln, which will involve being near naked flames. You need to be 14 or older. Please ensure that you are wearing long sleeves and trousers and your feet are fully covered by shoes. Sandals, shorts and short sleeves are not suitable. This course will take place outdoors, please check the weather for TQ2 6XA and either bring layers or sun hats/ sun cream as appropriate. There plenty of parking it is pay and display so remember some change

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details


Tez Roberts Ceramics, Seachange studio, Cockington Court, Cockington, Torquay, UK