Workshop "Rakuvaria" / Ine and Ed Knops

Workshop "Rakuvaria" / Ine and Ed Knops

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Day 1

1. Raku
2. Terra Sigillata
3. Naked raku

More information about Terra Sigillata and naked raku you can find in our boek Rakuvaria2, chapter 18 and 24.


Day 2

1. Pitfire
2. "Clay on clay" smoke technique
3. Coppermat

More information about about these techniques you can find in our books: 
pitfire Rakuvaria2 chapter 27, copper mat Rakuvaria2 chapter 20, smoke technique Rakuvaria3 chapter 1.


Information regarding the above 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 practise 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. ( so for 2 days € 220,-- )

Max. 15 persons.

Work pieces:

You can bring work up to a maximum of 4 for 1 day, so for 2 days a maximum of 8.

  • 4 pieces 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 € 4,--
  • Clay with a lot of grog that's white baking has more options
  • Smoothly finished work usually brings better results
  • We recommend polished work especially for naked raku, pitfire and "clay on clay" smoke technique ( 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:

Signing up for 1 day is also possible.

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

New kiln shelve 250x250x9mm

New kiln shelve 250x250x9mm

New kiln shelve 250x250x9mm
Sphinx Mulcorit max 1200 °C

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.

Microwave kiln, small

Microwave kiln, small

Microwave kiln, small.

Raku Firing in a microwave oven!

The useful space in the kiln is Ø 7 cm and 4 cm high.

Since the ovens are commonly used in glass fusing, we've added something to the article, i.e. an extra sturdy base made of insulating brick.

The ovens are ideal for small jewelry making and for example to make glaze-samples: