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Raku alternative firing workshop
May
25
12:30 PM12:30

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 natasha@clayhands.co.za to book

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

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Porcelain tealight candleholders
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Porcelain tealight candleholders

Our annual mother's day porcelain workshop🕯️💛 12 May 09:30 - 13:00. Come make a series of three beautiful, delicate porcelain tealight candle holders

We will be working with pressing textures into slabs of porcelain clay to create interesting surfaces that play with the magic of light. Pure white paper porcelain lends itself wonderfully to capturing the glow of a candle as it can be worked much thinner than most clays, naturally allowing light to pour through the ware.


 Items will be fired and ready for collection 4-6 weeks after the workshop. .
Cost per person is R550 and in honour of our mothers, if you bring a mom (doesn't have to be yours) you both get R50 off. All levels of clay experience welcome. 💛

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Making anything!
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Making anything!

Email natasha@clayhands.co.za to book in for this workshop on Saturday 13th April 10h00 - 13h00. Open to anyone, no previous clay experience required. In the spirit of family day on April 22nd you are welcome bring your child (if over 7 years). R420 per person. 

It’s the studio’s first birthday so we’re giving away 2 free spots for this workshop, be sure to enter via instagram to stand a chance to win these spots!

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