Raku is a Japanese ceramics technique that dates back to the 16th century; ceramic wares are fired for a short period of time and are removed from the kiln the moment they reach their ideal firing temperature. A western variation of the Raku technique is the addition of organic materials on the hot fired ceramics, creating an intense reduction process that produces specific colors, textures, and metallic highlights with the parallel use of copper, bismuth and silver oxides. The unpredictable and astonishing results of Raku – the blackened smoked clay and the lively colored glazes that are achieved in just a few hours – still draw great attention and enthusiasm.
Let’s learn this unique technique together, under the guidance of our master ceramist Vassos Demetriou.
Vassos Demetriou is a graduate of the ceramic art school of the Istituto d’ Arte per la Ceramica – Faenza in Italy and since 1982 he has his own workshop in Larnaca. He specializes in different ceramic techniques such as raku, stoneware, terra sigillata, copper matte raku and clay.
Duration of workshop: 10 hours
Dates and times:
12/03/22 16:00 – 20:00
in Nicosia Archiepiskopoy Kyprianou 32, 2059
20/03/22 9:00 – 15:00
in Larnaca Petraki Kyprianou 60, 6050
** IMPORTANT: Limited places available – Early booking is NECESSARY. Last date 10/03/22 **
***All participants are requested to use protective face mask and to keep necessary distance amongst them as instructed by the governmental measures for Covid-19
**** All participants must present a negative weekly Rapid test