Build your own Raku kiln

Workshop "Build your own kiln" date:

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm ( 3 places left! )
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm 

Want to sign in? Send an e-mail to ed@knopsclay.nl 

Build your own Raku kiln!

You can come with some tools and build your own kiln which you can take home in the evening. Building the kiln will take place in the mornings and you will be able to fire raku, after an explanation of the firing process, in the afternoon. A handy partner can come along free of charge!!! You can choose from a few sizes of gas ovens, all insulated with superwool insulation blankets. Everything will be explained before we start, hereafter you can make a choice. All material, like barrels etc, are present. We charge € 445 (VAT included) for this day, which includes a large “large drum” kiln with kiln shelf, props and burner set. You will then be able to fire a work of max. 40 cm in diameter and 40 cm in height.

We require a deposit of € 25,-- The remaining amount you can pay us during the workshop. Upon cancellation, the deposit is considered cost for reservation.

Want to sign in? Send an e-mail to ed@knopsclay.nl    

From our shop

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.g.:
- Raku
- Naked-raku
- Copper matt
- Terra sigillata
- Sagger firing
- Smoking-techniques
- Stoking Raku in a microwave
- Sawdust oven
- Pit-fire
- Aluminium foil technique
- Charcoal oven
- Glaze recipes
- Raku oven building
- Stoking Raku without smoke nuisance
- Etc.

A complete full-colour hardcover book printed on firm paper.

Price € 57,-

Shipping costs of + € 5 are charged for shipment within EU countries.               

First published in March 2003

Rakuvaria 2 has also been published in French, German and Dutch.

This book can be directly ordered on this website.

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 e.g.

Raku, Naked-raku, Copper matt, Terra sigillata, Sagger firing, smoking-techniques, stoking Raku in a 
microwave, sawdust oven, Pit-fire, Aluminium foil technique, charcoal oven, glaze recipes, Raku oven 
building, stoking Raku without smoke nuisance, etc.

A complete full-colour hardcover book printed on firm paper.

Price € 57

Shipping costs of + € 5 are charged for shipment within EU countries.               

First published in March 2003

Rakuvaria 2 has also been published in French, German and Dutch.

This book can be directly ordered on this website.

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 are described various smoking techniques with the help of, for example, milk, flour and plant extracts, crocodile glaze and many variations thereof, 70 new glaze recipes, ways to save on energy during raku firings and various unusual firing techniques. It is also to be noted that most subjects are explained using homemade YouTube movies. 2014, format 17 cm x 24.5 cm, hard cover, 192 pages, 9 graphs and 384 colour photographs. Shipping costs + €5 are charged for shipment within EU countries. Rakuvaria 2 = no blah blah, but AHA! Rakuvaria 3 = much more AHA!!!