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Raku Glazing & Firing
September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm£45
A brand new workshop for the summer, based around the traditional Japanese art of raku pottery.
Expert and enthusiast Nigel Gossage will be joining us to lead you through a short introduction to raku and an explanation of the special processes involved in glazing and firing.
You'll then be glazing small pots, ready-thrown by Nigel; observing the heating to 1000°C of your work; and participating in the post-firing reduction process which is crucial to the surface colours and finish of the pots.
Nigel will also take you through a demonstration of a horsehair raku firing, using horsehair to create a unique patterned surface on the pot.
You'll leave with two or three pots of your own unique design, and a magical insight into this wonderful traditional craft.
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We do have limited space, so please do book early if there's something that particularly interests you.
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T&Cs (The three 'C's)
Coffee. We give you coffee! (Or tea, if you prefer). For workshops that span the day, we take a break for lunch. Stretch your legs on the streets of Kibworth, or stay with us to eat and we'll prepare you something delicious for a small extra cost.
Cancellations. Please note that a full refund for cancellations will be given only if we can re-allocate your spot to another attendee.
Children. We generally give a guide age range for children's workshops, but all kids are different and you know yours better than we do! You will need to stay on the premises at all times whilst your children are here - you might want to join in and help the younger ones... or might prefer to flee to a separate table with your laptop and something tasty.
Some adult workshops are suitable for older children - if in doubt, contact us!