Raku workshop
Raku workshop
Raku workshop

Raku workshop



About the Class

Raku firing is a unique way to finish pots often resulting in glazes which have a lot of variation to them. Bisque (once fired pots) are glazed with low firing glazes and placed in an outdoor gas fired kiln. The pots are fired relatively fast, once the glaze has melted they are then taken out of the hot kiln, placed into a bucket and covered with sawdust. Depending on the technique used, glazes can appear crackled, lustred or the pots can be decorated with horse hair.  

This workshop is only suitable for people who already have pots and is only a glazing and firing workshop. You will need to bring your own pots, made in a suitable clay (crank, White St Thomas or grogged porcelain) ready to glaze. Every student will have the equivalent of 1/2 a 42 cm shelf worth of firing space (see photo). Glazes will be provided and you will be able to take your glazed pots home with you that evening. 

We can provide a selection of pots for you to buy at £5 each if you are unable to make your own. If you would like to make pots in one of our classes this will need to be arranged in advance so that you use the correct clay and your pots are fired in time for your raku workshop. 

This class is only offered during the summer months of May - August.

All classes are for adults only and a maximum of 7 people.


Sunday's 4.30pm - 8.30pm with a flexible finish time. 

About the Teachers

These classes are taught by Simon Kidd, a raku enthusiast who has built his own kiln and enjoys exploring alternative firing methods.


All classes are taught at our studio on Stepney City Farm, London, E1 3DG

Cancellation Policy

A full refund can only be given within 14 days from the initial date of booking.

You can reschedule your class provided I am given at least 7 days notice before your class date.

Regrettably I am unable to change any bookings if LESS than 7 days notice is given.