After many years of doing Exhibitions, Craft Shows, Demonstrations I found that I had obtained the nick name ‘Rakuman’ so I took up the name officially and started promoting myself as “The Rakuman” and launched the site www.rakuman.co.uk so not to loose this identity and to promote Raku in general this area of the site is dedicated to ‘Raku’ and 'Rakuman'.
As well as producing Raku work I also fire work for many local potters that do not have the equipment or the knowledge or just want the enjoyment of a communal Raku firing.
I now do all my personal firings at The Phoenix Studio in Towersey, Oxon www.phoenixstudio.co.uk, where I also run my workshops.
Workshops and Instruction
My workshops are open to all abilities even those that do not have any work but want to watch or buy bisque ware that they can glaze and fire. Must workshops are 1 day and include all glazes, firing and instruction, we always have great results and lots of fun.
I can also be booked for a day or half day for groups or individuals either at the Phoenix or I can come to you. Prices for these sessions are on request as I tailor the workshops to your requirements. Please contact me for further information.
Events and Demonstrations
I have many years experience in giving demonstrations at craft shows and have been a regular at the Towesey Festival www.towerseyfestival.com for 3 years. In the past I have gone into schools and colleges and done hands-on demonstrations/workshops.
I can even use the process as a staff training tool which is fun and useful. I have even done the odd birthday party. So if you are looking for something different for your festival or event contact me email.
Over the last five years I have built many flat-pack kilns for artist, these are light weight and easily assembled and stored but most of all efficient and have given me great results. These kilns can be built to virtually any configurations, to find out more give me a call or drop me an email.