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6. Raku Pottery Taster Session
Embark on an enchanting journey into the world of Raku pottery with our captivating introductory session designed especially for newcomers. Unleash your inner artist as you explore the time-honoured Japanese firing technique of Raku, celebrated for its mesmerising and unpredictable results. At the core of this experience lies Raku firing, a captivating and unique process that traces its origins back centuries in Japan. Our process commences by swiftly heating items using a microwave. Upon opening the kiln, the Raku-glazed petite brooches and we carefully place miniature bowls within a container filled with natural compounds. The Raku glaze's copper and cobalt oxides interact with these compounds, giving birth to unforeseen shades and intricate patterns. The oxygen also influences the transformation. Following this, the 'mini' creations are submerged in cold water, creating a striking thermal contrast. This captivating phenomenon gives rise to alluring cracks, vibrant pigments, and a distinctive smoky finish to Raku pottery. Under the guidance of our skilled instructor, you'll revel in the joy of crafting your own unparalleled Raku pottery masterpiece. Join us for an experience that combines tradition, creativity, and artistic expression as you immerse yourself in the captivating world of Raku pottery. . Learn the basics of Raku pottery, from clay shaping to glazing techniques. Explore the art of glaze application and witness the mesmerising transformation after the firing. Get hands-on experience in crafting your own Raku masterpiece under expert supervision. Experience the excitement of the Raku firing as we pull red-hot pottery from the kiln and reveal stunning, iridescent finishes. Take home the finished Raku pottery creation(s) as a memorable keepsake of this artistic adventure.
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