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Ceramics - Raku 2018-19

London South East Colleges - Greenwich Adult & Community Learning

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:00 PM (BST)

Ceramics - Raku   2018-19
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Booking Fee - 18ACLCERR (daytime)
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15 Tickets Apr 29, 2019 £20.00 £0.00
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Raku is a special ceramic technique where the participant is in touch with the whole making, glazing and smoking process that produces the classic raku crackle glazes used on cups for the Japanese tea ceremony. You will learn how to make items using raku clay.This course is suitable for beginners or those with experience who want to try new techniques.   
This short intensive course takes place in the Spring Term in the afternoon or the evening.

This unique and popular course runs on Mondays in the summer term. Each course lasts for 6 weeks.   



On this course you will learn:

  • How to handmake items using pinching, slabbing or press molding.
  • How to add slip colour at the leather hard stage
  • How to glaze using raku glazes
  • Understand how to leave areas to remain unglazed and black from smoking
  • You will participate in the outdoor glaze firing and sawdust smoking

How you will learn

  • Following technical instructions.
  • Observing practical demonstrations
  • One to one guidance

What are the entry requirements?
No previous ceramic skills are required

 Can anyone join this event?

This course is open to anyone aged 19 years and above.

What else do I need to know?
You should bring an apron if possible (the college can provide these if needed). Please do not come in your best clothes as you will get a little messy, despite aprons.
You use your hands for building with clay.
Fees are charged for this course. Please see our course list or website for information.
Objects will be charged for by weight. Expect an average materials charge of £1-2 per session.
We expect you to attend every session


I’ve booked! How do I enrol for the course?

You will need to complete an enrolment form in person or by email. You must enrol, in full, before you start your course. At enrolment, you will need to provide photographic evidence of your identity. A passport is ideal. To avoid queues on the first day of your course, enrol soon after your online booking.

How much is the full course fee?

Fee bands are shown below as an hourly cost.

  • If you have chosen the Royal Greenwich card holder option you will need to show your Greenwich One card at enrolment. Clickhere for information about the card

  • If you believe you qualify for a means tested discount, (concessionary rate) you will need to show proof of benefits at enrolment, dated within 3 months of enrolment or accompanied by a current bank statement. e.g. if the course starts 10th October, the proof will be dated no earlier than 10th July

 How can I get there? Is there any parking?

There is limited parking at the Greenwich Park Centre and the Plumstead Road Campus. Click here for information on directions

 How can I contact the organizer?

Contact the Greenwich Adult and Community Learning by phone, email or visit a centre.

Call: 02039545100


Visit us at: Greenwich Park Centre, King George Street, London SE10 8QB

 Can I get a refund?

Fees are refunded if the course is closed. (All courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers; if this number is not achieved, courses may be cancelled at short notice.)

For the full college refund policy, please click here.

 Course fees

Some courses are free. If you have paid the booking fee, you will need to pay the balance at enrolment.


  FEE 1 - Greenwich resident on   means tested benefit : £1.50

 FEE 2 - Greenwich One card   holder : £5.00

 FEE 3 - Greenwich resident   without Greenwich One card : £5.55

 FEE 4 - Non Greenwich Borough   resident : £6.80

Example: If you are a Greenwich One Card holder, a 10 week course, 2 hours a week will cost you £100. A small materials charge may also be payable.

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When & Where

Greenwich Adult & Community Learning, King George Street, London SE10 8QB
Greenwich Adult & Community Learning, Greenwich Park Centre

Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:00 PM (BST)

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London South East Colleges - Greenwich Adult & Community Learning

London South East Colleges offers hundreds of Greenwich Adult & Community Learning  courses, both daytime and evening, designed to help you learn a new skill, achieve your potential at work, develop skills to start or grow your own business or find a new leisure interest. Whatever your reason for learning, we have a course for you! 

There is high demand for many courses. To make sure you get a place on your course, please come in person to the college to enrol at least 2 weeks before the course starts. Please bring 2 original proofs of your ID and address – your passport, birth certificate or driving licence or photo ID – to the Plumstead Centre or Greenwich Park Centre. If your course has a fee, you may be eligible to a concession if you have a Greenwich Card or evidence of receiving a means tested benefit.

Courses are delivered at a range of venues across Greenwich includng the Greenwich Park Centre, King George Street, London SE10 8QB.

Our courses offer great value for money, and if you are a Greenwich resident you may qualify for a reduction in fees. Get in touch to find out more.

Courses start throughout the year. If a course has already begun, it's not too late to join. Get in touch to find out more. Call 020 3954 4000 or email

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