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Raku and Clay Reclaim Workshop

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Raku and Clay Reclaim Workshop

Sunday 26th June from 9am – 2pm


The Raku Experience is back with a bit of a mix!! A new format aimed at enhancing the exciting parts of Raku Firing.

Raku firing is a fantastic and exciting experience with some incredible results. However there can be a lot of waiting and down time while the kiln gets to temperature.

Clay Reclaim Tutorial

To mix it up, and to make this day more exciting, we have included a Clay Reclaim session, in which we will teach you what we know about reclaiming your clay. The techniques, tools and requirements for both small- and large-scale clay reclaim.
We will not only fire up the Raku Rocket, but also our workhorse pugmill… so you can fill you day with learning, and go home with some pretty pots  and some freshly pugged studio clay.

Food-safe Raku

We are also including the option of using food-safe glazes in this firing so that your pots can be functional as well as beautiful.

What to bring

You will need to bring 4 or 5 small to medium sized pieces of bisque-ware. You may like to pre-glaze your pots in the days prior to the workshop to reduce the wait time for the day. You can do this in the studio in the days prior to the firing date.

***Please wear closed-in sturdy footwear, and well fitting clothing (no loose flowy garments please).


The Plan for the Day.

We will be running the day in 2 main firing shifts – 9am then 12pm. You may choose to stay for the whole day (all 5 sessions), or just attend the exciting parts.

Session 1

  • Learn about Raku and what to expect
  • Food-safe Raku
  • Load pre-glazed pieces into kiln
  • Glaze your un-glazed pieces

Session 2

  • The clay re-claim process
  • Small scale reclaim demonstration

Session 3

  • Open kiln watch the magic
  • Re-load kiln

Session 4

  • Re-claim large scale – Preparing the clay for reclaim
  • Drying the clay
  • The Pugmill

Session 5

  • Open the kiln again and watch the magic.
  • Wind up and clean up.


This is a hands on experience. Please connect with the studio with any questions prior to the day!

Remember firm fitting clothing and closed in shoes for the day.


June 26
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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