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Introduction to Raku Pottery Class by Tez Roberts

July 23rd - 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

£45.00

Introduction to Raku Pottery Class by Tez Roberts

Venue

Cockington Court
Cockington Ln, Torquay TQ2 6XA United Kingdom + Google Map
Tez Roberts Ceramics

So if you’ve been inspired by the Great Pottery Throwdown to try ceramics take a look at this introduction to Raku Pottery course run by the talented Tez Roberts who is based at our Cockington Court Sea Change Studios.

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.

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 is parking at Cockington – it is pay and display so do remember some change.

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