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

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  ..

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..

From our shop

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
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
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 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