Introduction

We are Ine Knops-Tillie ( born in 1956 ) and Ed Knops ( born in 1953 ). We live in Sevenum a village which is situated in the south of the Netherlands. We have both worked in education, but have been working with clay on a full-time basis since 1993. 

Nowadays our work mainly consists of:

  • experimenting with raku and variations on this method to invent new techniques
  • doing workshops, teaching raku ( variations )
  • writing books, shooting films about raku ( variations )
  • selling raku related material.

Hope to see you soon!

The Rakuvaria team: Ine, Ed, Pieter, Sanjeevani & Irèsha

News

New little book: Raku glazes

Our new little book "Raku glazes!" A5 format March 2017 60 pages hardcover 4 languages: Dutch-German-French-English tips and tricks with raku glazes to achieve good results with raku firing price incl. 6% VAT €12,50  From now to order in our webshop!   ( We are still working on the associated YouTube video's', they are coming soon! ) &nbs..

Raku kiln!

Our new super-efficient rakukiln! After a lot of experimenting we have now a raku kiln: which weighs only 14 kg which is insulated with high quality human friendly "superwool" insulation blanket which consumes 30% less gas by the use of our special kiln shelf wherein you can fire a work of max. 30 x 30 x 30 cm height with which you can firing for 18 times with 1 normal propane cylinder wi..

Guest lectures in our Rakuvaria building

Our “Rakuvaria” eco-building, located amidst nature, with sedum-roof, a lot of light in the spaces and  very energy efficient built, is an excellent base to give inspiring workshops in many areas. Inside and outside are many and fine workplaces. There is lots of parking space and just a 500 meters walk from train station Horst-Sevenum. Click here for more info!..

From our shop

Rakuvaria 2, German

Rakuvaria 2, German

Rakuvaria 2, German. A publication by Ine and Ed Knops The most complete and concrete Rakubook. Over 300 pages, 34 chapters, step-by-step descriptions clarified by use of 470 pictures in colour of
Rakuvaria 2, Dutch

Rakuvaria 2, Dutch

Rakuvaria 2, Dutch. A publication by Ine and Ed Knops The most complete and concrete Rakubook. Over 300 pages, 34 chapters, step-by-step descriptions clarified by use of 470 pictures in colour of e
Polijststaaf klein rozenkwarts

Polijststaaf klein rozenkwarts

Polijststaaf klein rozenkwarts ± 30 gram ± 7 cm € 10,-- Nieuwe rozenkwarts polijststenen. Door goed te polijsten krijg je extra mooie resultaten bij o.a. naked raku, pitfire, kapsel
Rakuvaria 3 (Dutch)

Rakuvaria 3 (Dutch)

Rakuvaria 3! (Dutch) Attention! Rakuvaria 2 is the basis, Rakuvaria 3 describes new techniques! In Rakuvaria 3 many unusual techniques and experiments are again explained step by step. In 13 chapters