Monday, 24 January 2022

The End of M&K Raku Workshops

We have sadly come to the end of the M&K Raku workshops with Mark moving to Gloucestershire and Kirsteen moving to Scotland.

We would like to thank all those who attended our workshops over the past 12 years bringing with you your fantastic enthusiasm and creativity.

If you would like to keep track of what we are up to then please follow us on our Instagram accounts.



Thank you and Goodbye!

Saturday, 10 July 2021

Raku Workshop July 2021

 At last we are able to set our first raku date for 2021!!!




Due to a cancellation we now have two spaces available for our first raku workshop this year, taking place on Saturday 24 July.

If you would like to attend this workshop then please get in touch and I can send more information or deposit payment details.

Saturday 24 July
10am - 5pm at Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenely Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA

£100 per person and we ask for a £50 deposit to confirm your place. Deposits are fully refundable if you cancel up to 5 days before the workshop or if for any reason we have to cancel.
Pots are available to purchase on the day from £4 each. If you would like to bring along your own bisque fired pieces please refer to our 'tips for making' page on our website.

You will need to bring a packed lunch and we supply hot drinks and biscuits.

We are hopeful that by the time of this workshop there will be limited or even no Covid restrictions in place, but notice of any precautions will be sent nearer the time.

To book please email 

For more information about raku please visit our website

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Next Raku workshop added

The next Raku Workshop date will be ...

Saturday 5th September 2020

Going through some of my raku photographs I realised that we had our first raku workshop in twelve years ago ... Is amazing how it has evolved over the years. The image below is just a selection of the, now hundreds, of students who have attended our workshops.

If you would like to book a place on this workshop please email us at  space will be limited to 8 people during the Covid situation so book early to avoid disappointment.

More dates will be added in September.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

New Raku workshop date added!

Saturday 8th August

First Raku of 2020

Well we didn't have the best weather for a raku workshop but as we had the use of our very well ventilated barn we managed to stay as dry as possible only popping outside when we had to load and unload the kilns.
Everyone took the covid safety precautions very seriously and feel confident that we can run a raku workshop in the current climate. Next date will follow soon!!!

Sunday, 19 July 2020

One place available

Saturday 25 July 10am - 5pm
We have one space still available for our first raku workshop this year. 

We have put as many covid safety procedures in place as possible.

  • We are limiting this class size to 8 people.
  • We ask all participating students to bring their own face coverings which should be worn when in close proximity to each other. You will be asked to try and be at least 1m apart if possible.
  • We will be making a larger glazing area than usual so students can keep a bit of distance from each other.
  • Latex cloves available or please bring your own and we will try and have some kind of hand washing station in the garden too as well as hand sanitiser.
  • You will be allocated your own set of labeled welding gloves to use on the day.
  • There will be no access to the Westbury Art Centre building other than for use of the toilet. We will be outside in the fresh air all day or glazing in the large barn if the weather is not so nice.
  • We ask that if on the day you or any family member is ill, please cancel your booking - in this circumstance your deposit will be refunded.
Cost: £100 one day workshop

Please get in touch if you would like to book. 

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Raku Workshops 2020

Raku Workshops ... New Dates For 2020

It's that time of year again and time to start thinking about longer, warmer days that means the beginning of the raku season!

New for this year will be a special workshop for those who want to master the technique of Naked Raku to be held on Saturday 25 July. We will spend the whole day looking into this magical technique. If you want to make your own pieces we will give you detailed notes well in advance on the type of clay, burnishing techniques and the shapes to make sure that you can achieve the best results possible. Mark and I will also prepare bisque fired, burnished pots that can be purchased on the day from £6 each.

Also planned for later this year will be a Two Day - Raku Fired Clocks Workshop. Suitable for all levels of ability. The first day you will make slab built clocks and more if time permits, then you can book on any of the raku dates to fire your pieces. The date has yet to be confirmed (we are hoping for July/August) as we are awaiting confirmation of room booking - but expressions of interest can be emailed to us if you think you might like to attend. The cost will be £200 (which includes bisque firing and all materials including the clock mechanisms) both days be held at Westbury Arts Centre and will run from 10am - 5pm.

Saturday 4th April
Saturday 2nd May
Saturday 23rd May
Friday 3rd July
Saturday 25th July - Naked Raku Workshop

August - October dates will be added later in the year

The cost is £100 per person - £50 deposit payable on booking which is refunded if we have to cancel or you cancel 5 days before the workshop date. Pots will be available to purchase on the day from £5 each.

All workshops will take place at Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes. MK5 6AA and run from 10am - 5pm

To book a place please email us at with your chosen date.

There is lots more information about raku firing and photos of previous workshops on our website