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
Webshop closed from December 22 to January 7
We have holidays from December 22, 2017 until January 7, 2018. You can place an order in the webshop until 20 December,after that it will be sent after 7 January. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018! ..
New booklet: Raku glazes
Our new lbooklet "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! Click here for the related YouTube videos ..
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..