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Member Raku Club

March 17, 2024

A Colchester Makerspace member-exclusive communal raku firing at Cuckoo Farm Studios,

Run by Peter Jones and Ed Dan — we supply all the raku glazes, materials and fire — you just need to bring your ceramics!

-Booking for the course will be closed 5 working days prior to the session date
-A minimum of 5 members need to sign up for this course in advance for it to go ahead.
-If cancelled, members will be informed and refunded.
-Otherwise no refunds or transfers.
-You will be working outside, so please dress appropriately. Vegan soup, sourdough Bread and drinks will be provided.
-Raku firing is a rapid process, only a few objects at a time will be able to be fired; this means the session will be extended over the whole day.
-The process has limits in terms of object size and suits objects that are not too big, a size of 200mm height standard vase form is approximately the largest that can be managed safely.

Raku is a rapid low-firing process that is inspired by the traditional Japanese raku firing.
Contemporary Western-style raku involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat around 1000 centigrade and placing it into containers with combustible materials such as sawdust. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colours in glazes and clay bodies. The thermal shock of this also produces cracking and crazing, producing unexpected decorative outcomes.
If you have any questions regarding the course, please email hello@makercampus.co.uk.

In addition to the this member exclusive, Colchester Makerspace members receive upto 50% off our classes. Membership includes 24/7 access to the space and all our equipment and starts from £11 a month. Visit www.makercampus.co.uk/membership

Ever harboured dreams of making your own pots? Fantasised about playing with ink? Perhaps you just fancy learning a new skill? Or you want to rekindle a love you had for a past hobby or practice?

Colchester Makerspace at Trinity Works (just behind Patch, a new vegetarian plant-led café). We provide access to ceramics and printmaking equipment, such as pottery wheels, kilns, risograph, silkscreen presses.

We also provide a wide-ranging and exciting programme of arts and crafts workshops, classes and events to get you started.

Plus, if you want to use the facility on a more regular basis, you can access this amazing space and its equipment 24/7, via a monthly membership, starting at just £11 per month.

Intrigued? Want to know more? Visit our website www.makercampus.co.uk


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Sun, March 17
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Boxted Road,Mile End,CO4 5HH,GB
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