Magical raku - ceramic firing at Leymus
Come and try your hand at making Raku ceramics over two sessions. The first day we make the pieces and the next day we glaze - and fire.
Raku firing is an ancient Asian pottery tradition where you fire your clay pieces, for example in a converted barrel. Raku produces the most exciting, unpredictable and beautiful expressions. This course is for everyone! You don't need to be an experienced potter to join in, as long as you have the desire and courage to try. The Raku course is divided into two sessions, with time to learn techniques and have fun around the barrel.
On Sunday, we'll get our hands on clay. We start by making pieces for the firing, using a special raku clay that is a little coarser and more robust. You will be introduced to 3 techniques and make 3-4 pieces, which will dry and later be annealed in the workshop (approx. 5 kilos of clay is included in the price).
Saturday is the day for firing! But first it's time to glaze! While the glaze dries and the raku kiln heats up, we have a lunch break, lunch (sandwiches or a small warm dish) is included in the price. We fire in an insulated oil drum. You can follow the heating through a hole in the lid. After approx. 20 min. the temperature is between 800 and 1000 degrees, the glaze melts and the clay is almost white-hot. Then it's time to switch off and place each item in a flammable material. It self-ignites and a lid is placed over it to prevent oxygen from entering. During this process, the clay where it hasn't been glazed turns black and the glaze can crack due to the sudden change in temperature. Once the pieces are cleaned, we can admire them and you can take them home immediately.
The event takes place on Sunday the 18th of February from 14.00-17.00 and Saturday the 16th of March from 15.00-19.00
Price for both days incl. clay and light lunch: DKK 1,100 (the course only takes place with 3 registrations, max. 8 participants on the course)
For enrolment write an email.