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Raku Firing Workshop @ Driving Creek Pottery

16 Apr

Raku firing is an ancient Japanese ceramics technique that has been used for many centuries to create a very unique finish to wares.

Raku is a low fire process in which pottery is removed from the kiln when red hot. It is cooled rapidly, often in combustible material like sawdust or paper, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface.

Raku firing creates completely unique pieces as there is never a certainty as to how the final piece will turn out. Raku essentially creates a unique design every time, so there is less control on the outcome.

No matter what type of glaze or decorative material you use, raku is inherently not food-safe and unsafe for use as domestic ware.

This is a 1/2-day workshop and price includes firing of 3-6 small pieces (max 10cm).

Please Bring:

1-6 small pieces of bisque-fired work to be raku-fired.
(Bisque-firing is available at Driving Creek for $15/piece, latest 2 weeks prior to the workshop)

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When

16 Apr
10am - 1pm

Where

Driving Creek Pottery
380 Driving Creek Road
Coromandel
Coromandel

Ticket Info

Ticket Provider
Driving Creek Pottery Workshops

Email

arts2@dcrail.nz

Website

Driving Creek Pottery Workshops

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