Raku Firing Workshop

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Raku Firing Workshop

150.00

Sunday 14 April, 9:30am to 3:30pm, includes refreshments and a delicious wholesome lunch.

an elemental experience

In this hands-on workshop our special guest teacher Shirley Battrick from Gold Coast Potters Association will show you how to glaze & fire raku pottery in an outdoor kiln.

about raku

Raku's unpredictable results and intense colour makes for some pretty exciting and dramatic firings! Raku ware has a distinctive crackle texture and colour pattern caused by a combination of glaze, fire, smoke and oxygen applied during the firing process.

the workshop

This is a BYO bisqueware workshop. Make your own pottery, buy some on the day (prices will range from $10—$30) or a bit of both!

We will glaze our work together as a group before loading the outdoor kiln with our glazed bisqueware. Everyone will have the opportunity to load the kiln, move pots into reduction bins (watching our work catch on fire!), spray pots with water—and much more. You will also take part in a demonstration of several firing techniques, including horse hair & feathers.

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Important Information

  • Everyone is welcome! from absolute beginners to experienced potters

  • The price is $150 per student. Workshop fees are fully inclusive of all glazes, firing & lunch.

  • Students can fire a maximum of 5 pieces

  • Students are responsible for organising their own bisqueware—but don’t worry, we can help you with that :)

  • Bisqueware will be available to purchase on the day (or ordered in advance) which you can glaze & fire yourself (so no making experience is necessary to attend this workshop!)

  • Students can bring wheel thrown and/or hand built pieces to the workshop

  • If you are not using our studio raku clay, please check compatibility with us first

  • Bisqueware must be roughly the size of a grapefruit or smaller

  • On the day there will be a selection of 5 to 6 glazes to choose from

  • This workshop is suitable for adults aged +16

  • Students can take their finished work home at the end of the workshop

  • If mother nature decides to get frisky and there is a total fire ban/thunderstorm etc. on 14 April, we will have to reschedule the firing day

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Please choose carefully. Once you have booked and paid we will only provide a refund if the course is unable to go ahead. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your booking to a friend before the course starts (please inform us before your first class). We do not allow transfers between courses. Alternatively, if there is a waiting list and we can successfully offer your space to another student before the first day commences, we will hold your payment for another course or class for up to 12 months.