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Author Topic: UK - A Day Discovering Raku - various dates - Greystoke Cycle Cafe, Cumbria  (Read 554 times)

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Raku firing is unique and one of the most dramatic and exciting ways to fire pottery. It was developed in Japan in the 16th century for the Japanese tea ceremony. The pieces are glazed, dried and put directly into a hot kiln outside for half an hour at a temperature of approximately 1000°c.  They are then put into a reduction chamber – a nest of sawdust covered with a metal cover- and this atmosphere and temperature changes (‘redox’) produces the wonderfully colourful, lustrous crackle glazes associated with Raku Pottery. A range of stunning designs can be made by altering certain variables (such as wax resist, glazes, temperature and timing) to give variations in colour, cracking and crazing.

After 14 years teaching ceramics in tertiary education, tutor Dave Norman established a new studio in North Cumbria producing thrown slip decorated wares and these beautiful raku pieces, sold locally in galleries.

Sat 16 Jun - 09:30 to 16:30
Sun 17 Jun - 09:30 to 16:30
Thu  9 Aug - 09:30 to 16:30
Sat 11 Aug - 09:30 to 16:30
Sun 23 Sep - 09:30 to 16:30
Tue 25 Sep - 09:30 to 16:30

Adult £75 including 2 course lunch and refreshments.


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