This is a day for potters to bring their bisqued work to the studio to be glazed in the morning and then fired soon thereafter. (Bisqued pots are also available for purchase). During the morning glaze session guidance is provided to familiarize you with the decorating possibilities on offer. You are also welcome to use your own glazes (top kiln temp ~980 - 1000C). There are usually 3-4 firings with 5-6 participants.
The schedule for the day:
- 8:30 to 10:30am glazing session
- 10:45am first firing
- Pot luck lunch after seeing results from 1st firing!
- Additional firings until all work is completed
Costs for the day are based on:
- morning glazing tuition (optional)
- the number of pots decorated using the supplied glazing materials
- and the total kiln space your work displaces in each firing
Planned firing dates for 2019 are:
To book a place or for more information please use the contact form below.
Many thanks for your interest in Raku Sunday ...!
My initial interest in ceramics began as a teenager in 1970's California, then continued through University, and has very much stayed with me to the current day. It has been captivating to learn from a series of teachers, each with their own focus and style, and to be inspired by the work of contemporary potters. Early on I was intrigued to see that a ceramic piece did not have to be completely utilitarian in order to be appreciated. Nor was it necessary that a wheel thrown piece be perfectly centered (as I had been originally taught). It is this never ending effort to match new forms with glaze and other surface decoration techniques that makes the result very satisfying when it all comes together!
During a recent 2 year period I had the good fortune to create my work in Roberto Gagliano's Brighton studio before transitioning to my home studio 4 years ago. Additionally, for the last 5 years, I have served as John Evans kiln technician during his alternative firing techniques workshops in West Sussex. Also during the last 5 years my kiln and I have made regular appearances at the annual Southern Ceramic Group Raku/Pit Firing day. I participate in a couple of shows each year.
Workshops and events from the early days included:
Earth, Air, Fire, Water in Grass Valley, CA,
Dennis Parks in Tuscarora, NV,
and the Raku May Days on the beach south of San Francisco.
2018 Art In Clay, Hatfield
2018 Artists Open Houses, Brighton
May Artist Open Houses, Brighton
June Artist Open Houses, Worthing, offering "Intro to Raku" workshops, for details please visit http://jevceramics.co.uk/pages/workshops.php