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Festival workshops

Festival activities Sunday, June 9 and Monday, June 10.

To this you can join as a visitor.

We will be putting more workshops online at the beginning of May

 

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PITFIRE WORKSHOP ( one day )

Teacher: Ria Koopmans - Broeren

Sunday, June 9 11.15 am - 5.00 pm ( you have probably between ± 2.00 pm and ± 4.00 pm enough time to visit the rest of the festival )

Mondag, June 10 11.15 am - 5.00 pm ( you have probably between ± 2.00 pm and ± 4.00 pm enough time to visit the rest of the festival )

Ria had many years of experience with pitfire. ( More info about pitfire: book Rakuvaria 2, chapter 27 ).
Led by Ria you have the opportunity to get acquainted with this surprising and exciting technique.
There will be sereral pitfire s fired.

Sign in in advance is necessary!

You will come with maximum 3 work pieces, maximum sizes: 15 x 15 x 25 cm high.
Preferably white clay, 40% chamotte from 1to 2 mm, biscuit fired on 900 degrees.
( Red- or salmon clay can also, but white gives more colour shades ).
Tip: a smooth finish or polished work often gives better results.

11.15 am: explanation and preparing work pieces
1.00 pm: loading pitfire and firing
4.00 pm: unloading pitfire and cleaning work pieces

Cost: €30,- ( please pay this amount cash on the spot to Ria, before the start of the workshop ).

For more information or sign in: r.koopmans.broeren@gmail.com

Pay attention! You have to pay entrance just like other visitors. Start festival 11.00 am, entrance €10,- per person per day.

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WORKSHOP "MAKING STAMPS AND OTHER DECORATION TECHNIQUES" (one-day workshop)

Teacher: Olga de Ruiter

Sunday 9 June from 11 am to 1.00 pm

Monday 10 June 11 am - 1.00 pm

Decorating clay using printing techniques can be done in an incredible number of ways.
A varied choice was made in this workshop.

- Relief stamps
- Clay roll and pressure stamps
- Stamp of existing material
- Stamps of linocut
- Printing stamps of eraser, foam and sponge


Try it out on rice paper.
You have now received a transfer that can be applied to leather-hard clay and biscuit-fired work.

During this workshop you can make a choice between one or more of these techniques.
All materials are present and you take what you have made with you.

For more information and/or sign in: olgaderuiter@gmail.com

Costs €30,- ( please pay this amount in cash on the spot to 
Olga before the start of the workshop ). 

Pay attention! You have to pay entrance just like other visitors. Start festival 11.00 am, entrance €10,- per person per day.

    

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WORKSHOP "CROCODILESKIN-TECHNIQUE" ( one-day workshop )

Teacher: Hetty de Jongh

Zondag 9 juni 11.30 – 16.30 uur  ( In between you have plenty of time to visit the rest of the festival )

Maandag 10 juni 11.30 – 16.30 uur  ( In between you have plenty of time to visit the rest of the festival )

With raku, the crackle is caused by the temperature shock during the hot removal of the workpiece from the kiln.
With the crocodileskin technique you can see the crackle already formed during the dryingprocess of the recently applied glaze.
During the firing process you see the glaze shrink, creating wide crackle lines.
( More info about crocodile skin technique: book Rakuvaria 3, chapter 7 )

±11.30 am - 12.30 pm preparation

±12.30 pm - 2.30 pm drying

±2.00 pm - 3.30 pm firing and unload the kiln

For more information and/or sign in: kleiallerlei@gmail.com

Cost €30,- ( please pay this amount in cash on the spot to Hetty before the start of the workshop ).

Pay attention! You have to pay entrance just like other visitors. Start festival 11.00 am, entrance €10,- per person per day.

  



From our shop

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.