Workshop "pitfire and variants"

Workshop "Pitfire and variants" / Ed Knops

In connection with various other activiteits are there for the time being no workshops planned.
You can take an arrangement with us throughout the year, where you determine the program yourself.
For more information, click here. 

Last year, we experimented with many different variations on the technique pitfire.

You will get acquainted during this workshop with:

  • The technique "pitfire"

  • Several variants that we are going to apply, so that there will be created many different and surprising results

  

 

There will be the whole day firing pitfire in several large and small fires.
In between there is an opportunity to get acquainted with our new "Rakuvaria-extrem" clay: you will make something, that even after a few hours is baked in raku kilns or fire.
This workshop is especially interesting for those who like to experiment, because the possibilities are endless...
More information on the basic technique pitfire can be found in our book Rakuvaria2, chapter 27.

Information regarding the above workshops:

You come with biscuit fired work to us..
Every different technique will be thoroughly explained and you will be able to put these in practise afterwards.
Learning of the pitfire technique 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.

Work pieces:

You can bring work up to a maximum of 5 for this day.
With a maximum of 10 x 10 cm and with a maximum height of 20 cm.

  • You can also choose to test a technique on 1 of our vases for an expense of € 3,--
  • Clay with a lot of grog that's white baking has more options
  • We recommend polished work especially for  pitfire. ( but is not necessary )
  • 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

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. 

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.

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!!!