We are Ine Knops-Tillie ( born in 1956 ) and Ed Knops ( born in 1953 and 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
FESTIVAL RAKUVARIA-LIVE XL 2019
FESTIVAL "RAKUVARIA-LIVE XL" 2019 The festival takes place at Pentecost, Sunday 9 June and Monday 10 June 2019, from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. The special thing about this ceramics festival is that the dozens of participants not only show the results of their technique, but also demonstrate how they come to those results without secrets. - Demonstrations - Workshops during the fes..
Workshops and demos abroad
April 12, 13, 14, 2019 : Heidelberg (Deutschland) (Neue keramik) September 6 and 7, 2019: Weggis (Schweiz) (Lehmhuus) September 13 and 14, 2019: Diepersdorf (Deutschland) ( Kraft keramik) September 20 and 21, 2019: Leonding (österreich) Fa. Lehrer September 27 and 28, 2019: Innsbruck (Kathrein) ..
New booklet: Extreme firing techniques
A new booklet! "extreme firing techniques" For a year we experimented with the "rakuvaria extrem" clay. In this booklet you will find 80 pages of inspiration for working with special firing techniques: Raku firing in the raku kiln without biscuit firing first Yes, even raku firing, also with glaze, in a open fire, so without a raku kiln is possible! Freshly made work firing within 3 hours ..