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Raku with Phil Root

Learn the art of raku firing with experienced kiln builder, Phil Root

  • Starts 20 Aug
  • 50 British pounds
  • Windmill Clay Pottery Studio

Available spots

Service Description

ABOUT RAKU Raku is an elemental and magical glaze firing process with beautiful and unique results. The red-hot pots are transferred from a gas fired barrel kiln to reduction buckets where they are smoked and transformed as the oxygen is consumed, developing the characteristic but unpredictable Raku crackles and metalic lusters. At the end of the three hour workshop you can take home your own unique and stunning creations! The course is suitable for those with a basic understanding of ceramics upwards and want to learn about the Raku process. ABOUT THE EVENING These workshops will be run by Bristol based ceramic artist Phil Root who has over 15 years experience and specializes in kiln building, firing processes and natural glaze development. He is the founder of Lyde Green Pottery a place dedicated to teaching sustainable wood firing in North Bristol. For the workshop please bring glazed work to fire, we aim to fire two pieces each around mug or bowl size, or one piece of an equivalent. There will be a brief talk about the history and processes of raku firing by Phil, then we will then fire up the kiln and begin the workshop! Technical notes: Please use a suggested raku friendly clay (pottery suppliers sell clays specifically formulated for Raku, or something like crank or heavily grogged clay will work). The work is to be bought to the workshop bisqued and glazed with a raku glaze (again pottery suppliers will sell this) if you know of others attending the workshop, it is suggested to team up, so you could share glazes and cut costs down.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Windmill Farm Business Centre, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4DB, UK

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