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This six-week intermediate course will allow you to explore this Japanese pottery technique and produce a range of your own work.
The raku technique is an exciting firing process that produces individual and unique results, where no two pieces will come out the same. Raku is a low-fire process, reaching around 1000 C at its highest temperature. During this process the pottery is removed from the kiln when red hot and is cooled rapidly, often in combustible material like sawdust or paper.
In the first five weeks, you will be encouraged to hand build a range of pieces, exploring various construction and decoration techniques. The final session takes place over a weekend where you’ll see your work raku fired outdoors.
This course has been designed with social distancing and current government guidance in mind. Experience with handbuilding is beneficial. If you have any questions about this course, please get in touch with our head potter Karl at email@example.com.
How to book (update 24/05/21):
Due to website issues, currently it is only possible to book this course through box office - either over the phone (01326 319461) or in person. Bookings will open at 10am Tuesday 25th May - please do not try to book before this time or leave a voicemail as we are closed on Mondays and will not be able to process your booking. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope online booking will be back as soon as the issue can be fixed.
When: Mondays, starting 7th June 2021, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: The Poly
Pottery (at the back of The Poly, accessed from New Street)
Duration: six weeks
Class size: five per class
Tutor: Karl Owen
Cost: £180, including £1 Poly Fund and all materials and equipment.
If you have any questions about the suitability of this course, please contact our head potter Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org.