Raku Workshop

Raku & Horse Hair Firing Workshops

HORSE HAIR FIRING Workshop, a Brooklyn Clay Tour event

Saturday, September 8, 2 – 7 PM
298 North 9th Street (Parking Lot on the Corner of North 9th and Havemeyer)
Tuition: $80

We are excited to announce Choplet Studio will be conducting a Horse Hair Firing Workshop on Saturday, September 8 outside of our 24 Hour Access Private Studio, the Williamsburg Ceramic Center.

You can fire up to 4 of your wares, already bisque fired, 7″ maximum in length, width and height.
Horse Hair & Feathers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well.

For a beautiful, smooth finish on your horse hair pots we suggest applying terra sigillata to your bone dry work and burnishing it with a make up sponge or cloth, or burnishing your pots without terra sigillata.

Space is limited.

Workshop Date Time
Horse Hair Firing Workshop Sat 9/08 2 – 7 PM
Online Registration for Classes

Raku Workshop Weekend Retreat in the Catskills

Tuition: $300

You can fire up to 8 of your own bisque ware that can fit in a box measuring 10″ x 6″ x 6″ maximum. Please consider bringing fewer pieces if your pieces are larger. You are welcome to bring your partner to share this exceptional week end with you! Over 20 glazes will be at your disposal to experiment with. Results will vary from turquoise to intense red/bronze to beautiful white crackle.

Raku Weekend Details | Accomodations in Phoenicia

I just wanted to follow up now that I think we’ve scrubbed away the last bit of raku fire smell and say again how awesome the weekend was. Thank you to Damien for teaching us and orchestrating us through the raku ballet with such a patient and generous spirit. Thank you Jennifer for organizing us all and fearlessly pulling glowing pottery out of the kiln. Thank you Alison for hosting us all at the most beautiful whimsical nature retreat. Thank you non-potter partners for tearing piles of newspaper, carrying heavy things, and taking wonderful pictures. Thank you to all of my fellow participants for bringing delicious food, sharing your inspirational work, and contributing to such a fantastic weekend! It really was an amazing and unforgettable weekend. I hope I’ll be able to do it all again someday. With deep gratitude, Amanda B.

“Dear Nadeige and Damien, that was pretty spectacular, our raku weekend! and a miracle of organization, coordination, tong-wielding….” – Devin D.

Workshop Date Time Instructor
Raku Fri eve 9/21 – Sun 9/23 All Day Damien Garcia
Raku Fri eve 10/19 – Sun 10/21 All Day Sabri Ben-Achour
Online Registration for Classes

Registration and Cancellation Policy: Payment online must be made in full. $150 non-refundable deposit is required to register over the phone or in person. Balance payment is due four weeks prior the raku workshop and is non-refundable after that.