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Raku alternative firing workshop

"What you feel with your hands and your whole body, and see with your eyes, is what you get. "- Raku Kichizaemon

Raku is achieved through special glazes fired in a gas kiln designed for low firing, which we now (in the 'west) call a 'raku' kiln.  When the glaze reaches the melting point (recognized by color of the fire about 1,000 C) the pots are removed, red hot, from the kiln and placed outside of the kiln to cool quickly.  We get really rich, exciting pots through raku firing with bronze/gold metallic finishes, flashes of blue, cracked ancient-looking glazes and even the imprints of feathers and horse hair!

If you’re interested in the firing process, decorating (glazing and painting) and like fire, this workshop is for you :) email to book

R800 per person 12h30 - 19h00. Only a few spots left.

Earlier Event: May 12
Porcelain tealight candleholders
Later Event: September 7
Single Bud vase workshop