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Festival Tips

Festival tips

"Rakuvaria-Live XL" is a one of a kind festival, because:

  • You can see all participants working withtheir technique. There will be dozens of different kilns burning.
  • As a visitor you even can follow brief workshops during the festival. Sign up in advance is necessary!
  • During the festival, visitors can eat dinner and breakfast with all participants and they can stay over night on our temporary campsite.

- We are easily accessible by train! Get off at Station Horst / Sevenum to railroad Eindhoven-Venlo, a 700 meters walk and you're at the festival!
- Many reasons to make a multi-day stay
- Just 1 km away is a big Jumbo supermarket that’s open every day, handy for camp guests!

Your partner has less interest in ceramics? Some tips:

  • From our temporary campsite you walk along a meandering creek in a very beautiful nature area " ’t Ham."
    In this picture you see across the creek, the meadow, where the temporary camp site will be.
    Sometimes you can see here the king fisher....and the beavers are very active! 

  

  • On 1 km distance there is a beautiful hilly mountain bike trail in a forest called "Reulsberg"

  

  • On 300 meters distance.... From station Horst/Sevenum starts a fast bicycle path, which covers a distance of over 20 kilometres to station Venlo.
    More information about this unique cycle path: www.greenportbikeway.nl
  • Sevenum is a great walking municipality! In 2010 Sevenum was with a hiking network of 400 kilometres, declared the most beautiful hiking area of the Netherlands.
    More info: www.knopenlopen.nl 

Surroundings tips:

  • Big supermarket: 1 km
  • Center of Sevenum: 2 km / Center of Horst: 4 km / Venlo: 12 km / Venray: 15 km / Eindhoven: 50 km / Nijmegen: 50 km / Düsseldorf: 75 km / Maastricht: 90 km / Maaseik: 55 km /
  • Train station Horst/Sevenum on 500 meters distance ( in 1 hour en 58 minutes to Amsterdam Central )
  • Kantmuseum / Lace museum Horst: 4 km
  • Theme park Toverland Sevenum: 6 km
  • Museum “De Locht” Melderslo: 7 km
  • Ceramic Centre Tiendschuur Tegelen: 20 km
  • Botanic garden Jochumhof Steyl/Tegelen: 17 km
  • Missie museum / Mission museum Steyl/Tegelen: 17 km
  • Thermaalbad Arcen /  Thermal bath Arcen: 25 km
  • Limburgs Museum Venlo: 13 km
  • Klokkenmuseum  / Clock museum Asten: 32 km

Nature areas:

  • ’t Ham Horst: 2 km
  • Mariapeel Sevenum: 11 km
  • Groote Peel Meijel: 30 km

Websites with information:

www.liefdevoorlimburg.nl

www.knopenlopen.nl

www.horstaandemaas.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!!!

Laser temperature meter up to 850 degrees Celcius

Laser temperature meter up to 850 degrees Celcius

Do you want to get a better grip on crackle formation when firing raku? Then this laser temperature meter is an ideal tool. 

You get a workpiece from the hot kiln. You measure the temperature with the laser meter and wait until the temperature has dropped to a certain value.
Now you place it in the sawdust and you are assured of crackles on the end result.

Also ideal with, for example, smoking techniques, such as burning in horse hair, etc.

A temperature schedule is provided with this article, with indications, at which temperatures crackle, burn-in possibilities, etc.