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

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