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Introduction to Raku with Andy Mason

4 August - 9:15 am - 3:00 pm

Come and enjoy an introduction to the Japanese art of Raku here at Sharpe’s!

With it’s roots in 16th century medieval Japan, Raku is a pottery process that inevitably brings excitement and suspense to the process of glazing and firing handmade pots.

Workshop leader Andy Mason has developed his technical skills and knowledge over many years.  Alongside practical guidance, he will share his insight and inspiration derived from the ancient rituals, and contemporary practice, of Raku.  He will demonstrate a variety of creative glazing methods, which integrate tradition with his individual techniques.  The dramatic kiln firings follow, as your pots gradually emerge from smouldering ashes revealing the special qualities of Raku – a fusion of subtle earthy tones, metallic effects and rich deep colours.

No previous experience required, just an interest and willingness to participate, and soak up the energy, art and alchemy of Raku!  For these mini-workshops, each participant will fire one pot to take away with them.

Choose from: 9:15am, 11am and 1.30pm.

£25 per person – 10 spaces available in each session.

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4 August
9:15 am - 3:00 pm
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Sharpe’s Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust
01283 222600
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Sharpe’s Pottery Museum
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Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG United Kingdom
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01283 222600