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Workshops and Special Events

Details of workshops which were run during the Upwey Potters Annual Exhibition
are set out below.

The exhibition ran from 22nd May - 6th June 2021
at the Upwey Old School Village Hall. 

Laurence Eastwood and Bill Crumbleholme ran Raku Pottery Firing Workshops, pre-booked using Eventbrite.

These are the 2021 details, which will be updated when the next event is planned!

Participants will be guided as they apply the special glazes to a pot they select from our stock of pots, the pots are then loaded in a small gas fired kiln, which takes about an hour to reach 1000C. While still red hot the pots are extracted from the kiln and cooled in metal boxes filled with sawdust in which burns and removes some of the oxygen from the glazes, turning them into amazing lustrous surfaces.

Each booking is for One Pot, so a person can have more than one pot (if they pay for each one!) or several people can have one each - Maximum 8 pots per session.

Group bookings preferred for each session - so encourage friends to come and do it together.

3 hour sessions, mornings 10.30am to 1.30pm or afternoons 2pm to 5pm.

Participants need to be there for the whole 3 hour session, but during the kiln firing they can look at the display of pots for sale, talk to the potters and even pop next door to The Famous Upwey Wishing Well Cafe to sample their refreshments and make a wish!

Cost per pot is £20 which includes the pot, glaze, firing, tuition and a chance to talk to the potters about the process and their work in general, which is on display and for sale.

There is a page on this website that explains a bit more about the process of raku firing.

During the show, when not doing anything else, the potters will be demonstrating their various skills and methods of making their work. They are happy to talk to visitors and explain the processes and motivations.