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Rakuvaria 3 workshop

Rakuvaria 3 workshops 2016:

With this workshop we want to make you acquainted with, besides new developments in the raku technique, several separate firing techniques, which are described in Rakuvaria 3.

Day 1:

  • Create your own raku glazes.

  • How to influence the crackle effect.

  

  • Raku and energy saving.

2. Crocodile-skin technique

  • Mosaic effect

  • Two glazes over one other

  • Raku and crocodile skin glaze on 1 piece

Day 2

  • Milk technique

    

  • Flour soup technique

  • Smoke technique, clay on clay

Information about these workshops:

You come with biscuit fired work to us and we will show you different stoking techniques. We will stoke simultaneosly in 4 different kilns. Every different technique will be thoroughly explained and you will be able to put these in practice afterwards. Learning of techniques is most important on a workshop day and not the firing of as many works as possible

Costs for 1 day € 110,-- incl lunch.
Incl. VAT.

Max. 15 persons.

Your own work:

  • You can bring max. 4 pieces with a maximum of 10 x 10 cm and with a maximum height of 20 cm
  • You can choose to test a technique on our vases for an expense of € 3,--
  • White clay with groghas more options
  • Smoothly finished work usually brings better results
  • PAY ATTENTION! Day 2: polished work usually brings better results
  • You will have less chance of fraction when using clay with a lot of grog ( 40% ), coarse grog grains ( 1 to 2 mm ), biscuit bakes 900°C, regular wall thickness.

Applying by email is prefered: ed@knopsclay.com

Signing up for 1 day is also possible. ( STAAT NIET IN DE NL se VERSIE?? )

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

We also have an apartment available for overnight accommodation. 

Best regards,

The rakuvaria team: Ine, Ed, Pieter, Sanjeevani, Irèsha

From our shop

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.

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.

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 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!!!