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Workshops // Coming up // Pottery Workshop: 3 Day Intensive Raku
3 July

Pottery Workshop: 3 Day Intensive Raku

Unlock your inner creativity and explore the mesmerizing world of Raku pottery with our immersive 3 Day Intensive Raku Pottery Course at The Poly Pottery.

Led by Head Pottery Karl Owen, this beginner-friendly workshop will take you on an unforgettable journey of discovery as you learn the intricate techniques of Raku pottery. From shaping and moulding your own unique pieces, to firing them at intense temperatures of up to 1830F (1000C), you'll experience the thrill of working with a truly dynamic and rewarding medium.

In this course, you'll discover the secrets behind the Raku process, where pottery is removed from the kiln while red hot and cooled rapidly in combustible materials like sawdust or paper, creating unique and mesmerizing patterns. With expert guidance and support, you'll unleash your creativity and produce stunning pieces of pottery that you'll cherish forever.

Whether you're a seasoned potter or a complete beginner, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill, meet like-minded individuals, and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Raku pottery. So, what are you waiting for? Book your place now and let us guide you on this incredible journey of artistic discovery!


Pottery Workshop: 3 Day Intensive Raku

When: 3rd, 4th, 8th July

Where: The Poly Pottery (at the back of The Poly, accessed from New Street)

Duration: Three days

Class size: eight per class

Tutor: Karl Owen

Cost: £325, 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

New beginner, intermediate and advanced pottery workshop dates are released through the year. To ensure you are notified as soon as more workshops are released, make sure you're signed up to our newsletter and follow us on social media @PolyFalmouth. 


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