Despite the awful weather a very successful Raku workshop took place at The Courthouse on Saturday, however, umbrellas and waterproofs were required in the morning to watch the impressive firing process in the “dustbin kiln” which was sited in the car park.
Don Hannant (who currently has work exhibited in the Flux exhibition here at The Courthouse) ran the workshop and guided 10 participants through the exciting process of raku – designing, decorating and firing the pieces of work – he had brought slip cast pieces with him for people to use including tiles, bowls, fruit platters etc.
Visitors to The Courthouse and young people at the Saturday Art Club also took the opportunity to watch the workshop and the firings and chat to Don and the participants.
The photos below show the process involved and if you would like to have a go at raku Dave Oxley and Fiona Mazza (tutors from Harrogate College) are running another course this Saturday 23rd July (10am – 4pm – £10 for a minimum of 2 hour session).
Dave will also be demonstrating a range of hand throwing techniques. To book a place or for more information contact Rural Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org