Raku pottery workshop with Pris McGirr on Saturday 22nd June, 2019 10.30am – 3.30pm
Limited to 6 places. We will provide 3 pieces ready for you to glaze and fire. This is a visually exciting and very fast way of firing pottery with beautiful and surprising results. Raku involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere that affects the colours in the glazes. The drastic thermal shock can result in desirable crazing of the surface. Bring shoes that cover your toes, cotton clothes, tie back long hair and bring a packed lunch.