Raku Workshop // Sunday 15 September
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: The Biscuit Factory Gallery
Hosted by: Muddy Fingers Pottery
Muddy Fingers Pottery are back at the Biscuit Factory with their popular Raku workshops. If you've never experienced the magic of Raku before, then prepare to be wowed!
Using various bespoke Muddy Fingers glazes and different glaze resist techniques, you will paint up your pots ready to be fired outdoors in the Raku kiln. The pots get fired until the glaze melts at around 950 degrees Celsius. They are taken out of the kiln at that top temperature and placed into a tightly covered sawdust bin for the post reduction magic to happen. Lots of copper, silver and bronze colours will develop at this stage. Once cooled down a little, they are taken out of the bin and placed into a bucket of water for final cooling and ready to clean down. The pots are then dried and ready to take home within the space of about an hour. There will be multiple firings during this workshop and the firings may run over the specified time so be prepared to stay a bit later if need be!
All participants must wear sensible clothes and shoes. Jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt with covered shoes (no open toes or sandals). Participants will not be handling any hot pots but you may get a little dirty and your clothes may smell a bit smokey when you are done so wear old comfortable clothes.
Safety, people need to wear sensible clothing, jeans and long sleeve top. Sensible shoes, no open toes or sandals. Clothing they don't mind getting dirty or smelly from the smoke. Everything washes out though!
Muddy Fingers Pottery
Muddy Fingers Pottery make specialist or bespoke cookware, tableware, kitchen and homeware as well as producing a range of jewellery and giftware. Alongside designing and making new products, Marv and Diane develop and produce their own glazes for their bespoke stoneware pottery.
The trend for handmade plates and pots has seen their pottery going into places such as the 02 Arena, Tom Kerridge's restaurant, Jason Atherton's restaurants and Burberry.But they don't just make pots - they also run adult night classes, workshops and Raku sessions, build bread ovens, design and make tipi fire pits, create sculptures, murals, and do pit firing!
A discount voucher for use in The Factory Kitchen café will be provided for all workshop participants. Workshop participants are also welcome to bring their own packed lunch.
All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event.