Tradition, Art & Alchemy
Raku Pottery & The Tea Ceremony
2nd May 10.00am – 4.00pm
Raku glazing & firing with pots supplied.
£55 including a Japanese style lunch
A limited number of concessionary places are available on this workshop. Please see our Terms and conditions to see if you qualify.
About Raku Pottery and the Tea Ceremony
A great opportunity to experience Raku Pottery. A fascinating technique inspired by the ancient rituals of the tea ceremony originating from 16th Century Japan. An absorbing workshop of art, alchemy, and surprise – the definition of Raku!
Choose from a selection of beautifully crafted biscuit-fired pots. You’ll then be guided through creative glazing techniques, finally leading to dramatic ‘live’ kiln firings, revealing the unique character of Raku.
Whilst your pots are firing you’ll be shown how to make a tea bowl using traditional hand-forming methods.
As we break for relaxation, Andy will present his own interpretation of the tea ceremony, offer the tea, and share his enthusiasm for the ancient Japanese rituals of tea and pottery.
To complement the experience, a Japanese style lunch will be available.
All equipment and pots supplied (2 each) – no prior pottery experience necessary
About Andy Mason
Andy has spent many years developing his ceramics technical knowledge, skill and creativity. Using this expertise he creates a range of pottery at his studio in Derby and also enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and offering tuition, practical demonstrations and workshops.