One Day Workshop with Seymour Road Studios’ Guest Potter:
DATES: choose from:
Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th March 2020
Times: 10am – 4pm
PRICE: one day workshop £75 per person
BOOKING: Please CONTACT US if you have any further questions or to reserve your place.
Glaze Decoration: You will have the opportunity to decorate probably a maximum of 4 pots with special glazes suitable for Raku firing.
All decorating materials and the raku firing are included in the price but this does not include the cost of making pots. You may like to make your own pots in advance with Fran or you may purchase a selection of Andy’s own hand-made biscuit pots on the day. Andy’s pots will already be biscuit fired and ready for you to work with and will be for sale on the day at a modest price (price range usually starts from £6 per pot).
Firing: Raku firing has to be one of the most exciting of ceramic processes and is closely associated with the aesthetics of Wabi-sabi with its emphasis on spontaneity, mindfulness and free expression.
During the day Andy will usually fire 4 kiln loads of pots. Pots are removed with long tongs from the red heat of the kiln and plunged into bins full of combustible materials. This fiery process alters the glazes and gives the carbonised black colour to the clay which is so characteristic of raku pots.
If you are not able to join us for a group Making for Raku workshop, you are welcome to discuss the possibility of booking Fran for a tailor-made private making session at a more convenient time – feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more. Normally making should take place not later than 4 weeks before the Raku date in order to give Fran time to dry and biscuit fire the pots in plenty of time.