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 workshops@mkraku.co.uk with your chosen date.

There is lots more information about raku firing and photos of previous workshops on our website www.mkraku.co.uk


Monday, 17 June 2019

NEW DATES ADDED!

NEW WORKSHOP DATES FOR 2019 

Wednesday 21st August (6 spaces available)
Saturday 24th August  (8 Spaces available)
Saturday 28th September (4 spaces available)
Saturday 19th October (5 spaces available)
(updated 28 June 2019)

We do have a waiting list for all the workshops please get in touch if you would like to be added. due to the early booking we do sometimes get people having to pull out.

The cost of a one-day workshop is £100 and we will be selling pots to glaze and fire from £5 each or you may bring along your own pieces (see our tips for making page via link below). The deposit is £50 which is fully refundable if we have to cancel or if you cancel up to five days before the workshop date.

To book please email us with your preferred date and we will then send you deposit payment details which, when received, will confirm your place. The balance is payable on the workshop day. We will then be in touch before your workshop with more information about the day.

Workshops run from 10am - 5pm 
Westbury Arts Centre,
Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes. MK5 6AA

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Raku workshops 2019

NEW DATES FOR 2019 ... (edited 8.2.19)

Saturday 13th April  (Full)
Saturday 27th April  (Full)
Saturday 18th May  (Full)
Saturday 13th July (3 Places)
Saturday 27th July (3 Places)


We do have a waiting list for all the workshops please get in touch if you would like to be added. due to the early booking we do sometimes get people having to pull out.

August to October dates will be added later in the year.

The cost of a one-day workshop is £100 and we will be selling pots to glaze and fire from £5 each or you may bring along your own pieces (see our tips for making page via link below). The deposit is £50 which is fully refundable if we have to cancel or if you cancel up to five days before the workshop date.

To book please email us with your preferred date and we will then send you deposit payment details which, when received, will confirm your place. The balance is payable on the workshop day. We will then be in touch before your workshop with more information about the day.

Workshops run from 10am - 5pm 
Westbury Arts Centre,
Foxcovert Road, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes. MK5 6AA




Saturday, 26 January 2019

New Dates coming soon!

We will be setting the dates for the 2019 Raku Season very soon - if you are not on our mailing list then please email us to be added so that you get these dates as soon as possible.

I have just added a new page to this blog with advice about making your own work to bring along to our workshops.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Saturday 7 July Raku Workshop ...

... Phew what it was scorchio!!!

With temperatures of 29℃ this workshops was the hottest workshop ever but we did manage to seek out what shade there was and we had some amazing pots coming out of the reduction chambers.

The happy bunch of students.
 We even found GOLD.
 Obvara was coming out beautifully on porcelain.


 mmm ... turquoise!






We took special care of out two pregnant ladies in the heat!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Summer Raku Workshops

SORRY ... all our raku workshops are now fully booked.

Saturday 1 September (full)
Saturday 22 September (full)
Saturday 20 October (full)

If you would like to go on our waiting list in case spaces become available then please get in touch.
Please join our mailing list to receive any new dates as soon as possible.

Monday, 19 February 2018

April to July Workshops

All our workshops from April to July are now fully booked.

Please do get in touch if you would like to go on a waiting list or if you would like to be added to our mailing list and amount the first to hear about raku workshops dates in August, September and October.