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Raku Firing Day – 23rd November 2019

£95.00

We will be running a Raku firing day at the studio on 23rd November 2019 (Backup day 24th November)

This workshop is suitable for everyone aged 18+, whether you are new to Raku and want to learn a bit about this exciting firing technique, or you are an old hand at it.

 

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Raku Firing Day

We will be running a Raku firing day at the studio on Saturday 23rd November 2019 *
The Raku day is suitable for everyone, whether you are new to Raku and want to learn a bit about this exciting firing technique, or you are an old hand at it.

Details

Firing day – Saturday 23rd November 2019* 10 am – 7 pm (weather permitting – backup date  – (Sunday 24th November ) .
Glaze evening – Friday 22nd November 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (optional but recommended for those new to raku)
Location – Rodhus Studios
Cost – £95.00
Booking – online through the website.

The Raku day will include an overview of the Raku process and regular firings throughout the day.
You may bring your own bisque fired pots (please see below for size and construction details) or we will have some bisque pots available to buy on the day for you to decorate, glaze and fire. The glaze evening will involve learning some different raku glaze techniques and decorating some of your pots ready for firing on the Raku day.
We are planning to have a shared lunch. If you are happy to participate in this please bring something to share. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Health and Safety

Raku is an exciting process involving flames, very hot pots and smoke.
Please wear cotton clothing with long sleeves (You will smell smokey at the end of the day!).
Please do not wear open toed shoes.
Please ensure that hair is tied back if long and clothing isn’t flowing.
We will control some of the smoke by using wet towels over the reduction bins, but there will likely still be a considerable amount of smoke generated throughout the day (face masks available).
If you have any thick gloves (gardening/ leather/ welding etc) please bring them. They can be useful for handling your hot pots when they come out of the reduction bin.

Bringing your own pots

If you wish to bring/make your own pots please make sure they fit within these guidelines.
Pots need to made from a raku clay (such as Ashraf Hanna clay) or a crank body and of an even thickness and not too thin walled to survive the thermal shock. Pots need to be bisque fired. We are limited by the size of the kiln so pieces need to be no more than 18cm wide or 23cm tall. Please only bring one piece at the top end of these of these measurements.  We will make sure that everyone gets the chance to fire at least three pieces throughout the day. You are welcome to bring a few more but there may not be time or space to fire them.

*Dates – Please make sure you are free for both the firing day and the backup days. We can not refund you if the first day is postponed due to the weather and you can not make the backup days. If all 3 days are cancelled due to the weather we will offer you a refund or you can carry the booking forward to an alternative date in the future.

 

Terms and Conditions

By placing a booking we will assume that you have read, understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please feel free to contact us at contact@potterygagliano.co.uk or call us at 07789 997361.