Workshop "Smoke techniques" / Ed Knops

Workshop “Smoke techniques”/ 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. 

During this workshop we will apply 4 different smoking techniques:

  1. “Clay on clay" smoke technique ( book Rakuvaria 3, chapter 1 and 2 ) 
  2. Smoke technique using flour ( book Rakuvaria 3, chapter 4 )
  3. Smoke technique using horse hair, leaves, sawdust etc. ( book Rakuvaria 2, chapter 23 )
  4. Plants prints smoke technique ( a new technique! ) 

  

 

There will be worked all day with the above techniques and we simultaneously burn in 4 raku gas kilns.
In between there is an opportunity to get acquainted with our new "Rakuvaria Extrem" clay; you make something that is already baked in a raku oven within a few hours.

Info about the above workshop:

You come to us with biscuit-baked work
The techniques are explained in detail, after which you can apply it.
Learning the different smoking techniques is the most important on this day and not the burning of as much work as possible.

Work pieces:

You can take max. 5 pieces of work on this day, max. dimensions: 10 x 10 cm and max. 20 cm high.

  • 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
  • For smoke techniques we recommend polished work and smoothly finished work pieces, because it usually brings better results ( is not essential )
  • You will have less chance of fraction when using clay with a lot of grog ( at least 40% ), coarse grog grains ( 1 to 2 mm ), biscuit bakes 900°C, regular wall thickness

Costs for this day € 110, - incl. Lunch, incl. VAT.
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.

Applying by email is prefered: ed@knopsclay.com

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 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!!!

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.