| Event Dates|
| 29 Oct 2017 at 12:00 am|| 29 Oct 2017 at 03:00 am|
| 1 Jul 2018 at 12:00 am|| 1 Jul 2018 at 03:00 am|
| 14 Oct 2018 at 12:00 am|| 14 Oct 2018 at 03:00 am|
Handbuild ceramics (10-12am) beginners and more experienced ceramic artists are welcome Beginners will be guided in handbuild techniques and those with more experience can create self directed pieces. We’ll fire and glaze your best pieces.
Ceramic painting (12-1pm) decorate bisque fired ceramic pieces and see the Japanese glaze firing process first hand. Then walk away with your finished pieces. You don’t even have to be a beginner or particularly into ceramics – just come for the experience. Each participant will glaze 2 hand-thrown bisque fired pieces. Think ceramic cafe with a super hot twist. Painted pieces are placed in a special gas fired outdoor kiln. We then stop for lunch which is included (home made pork or veggie dough balls cooked on site).
Raku Glaze firing (2- 3.00pm) After lunch we watch the spectacular unloading of the kiln ( and a few participants will actively support in the process). Think camp fire, dustbins, sawdust, smoke with some health and safety compliance. Nonetheless this is an experience and half. I attended this workshop myself and it was unforgettable and makes conventional kiln firing seem rather dull. Absolute beginners are welcome. As the pieces come out of the kiln participants begin to catch a glimpse of the spectacular effects and the Raku aesthetic: no wonder its addictive. When pieces are cooled down sufficiently we all get to clean and polish off our pieces ready to take home. Woooh how exciting!
The course is set in a quaint setting in SE5
Times: 10-3.30pm (For Raku glaze firing workshop)
Unlike other ceramic workshops you’ll walk away with your finished pieces. You’ll need to wait a further 4 weeks to collect your handbuild pieces though
Location: Studio 2, Global House 21 Lombard Road Wimbledon SW19 3TZ (The studio door is down the side of the building, on the left just before the Acava studios sign).
Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival so that we can let you into the building.