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Workshop/Course, from 16 Jun 2018

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycl

Raku Fired Pots Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea GArden

Details

Raku firing is unique and one of the most dramatic and exciting ways to fire pottery. It was developed in Japan in the 16th century for the Japanese tea ceremony.

The pieces are glazed, dried and put directly into a hot kiln outside for half an hour at a temperature of approximately 1000°c.

They are then put into a reduction chamber – a nest of sawdust covered with a metal cover- and this atmosphere and temperature changes (‘redox’) produces the wonderfully colourful, lustrous crackle glazes associated with Raku Pottery. A range of stunning designs can be made by altering certain variables (such as wax resist, glazes, temperature and timing) to give variations in colour, cracking and crazing.

After 14 years teaching ceramics in tertiary education, tutor Dave Norman established a new studio in North Cumbria producing thrown slip decorated wares and these beautiful raku pieces, sold locally in galleries.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 9 Aug 2018 09:30 to 16:30
Sat 11 Aug 2018 09:30 to 16:30
Sun 23 Sep 2018 09:30 to 16:30
Tue 25 Sep 2018 09:30 to 16:30
The Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with quirky opening times.

For 2018 we open in June July and August to walkers (no public parking available on site) on Friday afternoons 12-6pm, Saturday and Sundays 10-6pm.
If you are a cyclist on the C2C or End to End or just passing we can hopefully offer something each day June July or August 10-6pm if we are about and available. Seasonal opening only.

Prices

Adult £75 including 2 course lunch and refreshments.

Facilities

  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

We have a ground floor toilet but not wide enough for wheelchair access.

Contact

Annie Swarbrick

017684 83984

Address

Greystoke,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0UT

Directions

On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green, direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days.

Penrith railway station 5 miles.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesChildren's menu

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

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