Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Raku Firing at Ryedale Folk Museum


Take a look at local artist Wendy Greenwood Raku firing on site.





To Raku fire you put a glazed pot and take it up to 1000 degree C.
You then quench it in water or another combustable material.
Shown at the end of the film is a technique called Horse hair Raku, where you put the pot in the kiln until hot enough for the horse hair to melt into the pot and not just burn away.

Wendy is holding a few courses using the technique through the year for the museum:

Make &Fire Your Own Pot
Booked as a two session course Tues 5th June 1-3pm & Tues 19th June 12.30-3.30pm
Make and fire your own handmade pot using the traditional Raku Technique. A two session course split over two weeks to allow your pot to dry and be bisque before firing. In session one you will build your own pot and have a go at using the kick wheel, and in session two you will get to glaze and fire your pot to then take home!
£25 per person, includes all materials and entry to the museum

Glaze and Fire a Pot (pot provided)
Monday 6th August 12.30-2.30pm or 2.30-4.30pm
Choose from a selection of handmade pots to glaze and fire yourself, using the traditional Raku technique. While the kiln heats up learn about the history of Raku and pottery. At the end of the session have a one of a kind pot to take home with you.
£15 per person, inculdes all materials and entry to the museum

For further information, to see a full list of craft courses or to book on a course please contact the museum on 01751 417367 or
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