A Day Discovering Raku


Organizer: Quirky Workshops

Name: Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Phone: 01768 483984

Email: annie@quirkyworkshops.co.uk

Website: http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops2.htm#rakuDN


Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Price Notes

Adult £75 including 2 course lunch and refreshments.


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls. We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days, Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station 5 miles


Raku firing is unique and one of the most dramatic and exciting ways to fire pottery. It was developed in Japan in the 16th century for the Japanese tea ceremony. The pieces are glazed, dried and put directly into a hot kiln outside for half an hour at a temperature of approximately 1000°c. They are then put into a reduction chamber – a nest of sawdust covered with a metal cover- and this atmosphere and temperature changes (‘redox’) produces the wonderfully colourful, lustrous crackle glazes associated with Raku Pottery. A range of stunning designs can be made by altering certain variables (such as wax resist, glazes, temperature and timing) to give variations in colour, cracking and crazing. After 14 years teaching ceramics in tertiary education, tutor Dave Norman established a new studio in North Cumbria producing thrown slip decorated wares and these beautiful raku pieces, sold locally in galleries.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
14/06/2018 14/06/2018 09:30 to 16:30
16/06/2018 16/06/2018 09:30 to 16:30
09/08/2018 09/08/2018 09:30 to 16:30
11/08/2018 11/08/2018 09:30 to 16:30
25/09/2018 25/09/2018 09:30 to 16:30
23/09/2018 23/09/2018 09:30 to 16:30
14/04/2018 14/04/2018 09:30 to 16:30
15/04/2018 15/04/2018 09:30 to 16:30