Festival of Crafts 2021: Raku Pottery

What's on
A Raku blue and brown pottery bowl on a wooden table.
workshop description:

Come and learn the wonderful art of raku and experience the fun of glazing and firing the raku. You will have the choice of a thrown piece of ceramic made before hand so you can glaze. Choose from a readymade bottle form, tea bowl or bowl.

Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and carefully placing them in to sawdust or combustible material, this process ebonises the bare clay body revealing the crackle glaze.

The kiln firing and removal of pots from the kiln will be done by our resident ceramicist Penny Eccles.

all materials are provided

A black and white photo of a Penny Eccles on the floor amongst a large selection of ceramic bowls.
Tutor: Penny Eccles

Penny is our resident ceramicist here at Farnham Maltings. She got the bug for clay when she was a small child, making mud pies in the sunshine …
The natural world, birds, and lastly the human condition are Penny's inspiration. Her proudest achievement are without doubt her two beautiful girls.

To learn more about Penny visit her website pennyeccles.com