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Visit Thoresby Hall and Glaze a Raku Pot

The Sherwood Forest Wood-firing Society are giving folk the chance to try raku. http://www.osnotts.co.uk/sherwood-forest/sherwood-forest-wood-firing-society
It's a fun process where you glaze a pot (which they'll sell you) and watch it fired up to over 1100C before being dropped into sawdust in a dramatic ball of flames. The finished pot could be a masterpiece of crackled white, smokey charcoal greys and beautiful iridescent metallic blues, greens and copper tones. We did this with the society a couple of years ago and it was great fun. It's a low tech no-nonsense introduction to raku for just £3 per pot. There was an interesting art exhibition and some nice art shops in Thoresby courtyard, and we enjoyed a wonderful picnic in the sunshine. With a bit of luck the weather will improve and we can do something similar on Sunday.

Please consider posting a comment below to organise car sharing. If you get a lift with someone please be considerate by being prompt and contributing to petrol costs.
Cheers
Liam

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  • John W

    Thanks for organising. Good fun, great woodland setting and one shiny pot better off. Nice to meet everyone!

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Penny

      Yes, good to meet you John .. Did you see your second pot or have you got to go back for it ...m

      June 1, 2014

    • John W

      Hi Penny, I was lucky. I waited and the second one survived no problem. I think Brian the potter was more relieved than I was!

      June 2, 2014

  • Vincey

    Fine weather, and some great raku's made!!!

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Penny

      It was nice to meet you Vince

      June 2, 2014

  • Liam

    What a beautiful sunny day, and now I've seen Karl's pot I'm even more gutted I couldn't join you. I'm so glad you all found each other and had a good day out. I'm sorry I wasn't there with you. Hope to see you soon.

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Karl R.

      Lol. They were all really nice. Sorry :-)

      June 2, 2014

  • Karl R.

    Really fun day. Nice to talk to everyone, and very knowledgeable craftsmen. I'm impressed with the results and hope everyone likes their pots much as I do:-)

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Lesley B

      good to see you too penny and you obviously have good taste :)

      1 · June 1, 2014

    • Penny

      Of course.... We both have good taste ..

      1 · June 1, 2014

  • Lesley B

    thanks to liam for organising this event and thanks to all who turned up for your company it was a great day out definately picnic next time :)

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Penny

      Yes, thanks Liam ... I fully enjoyed.it. :-)

      June 1, 2014

  • Ruth

    Thanks for organising Liam. Great day out.

    June 1, 2014

  • Clare

    Great fun doing the Raku!

    June 1, 2014

  • Erika R

    hi guys, unfortunately my phone has died. So hope to see you soon.

    June 1, 2014

  • Kate

    sorry i've made other plans now, I thoguht I wouldn't be able to find/ recognise any of you, hope you have a great time :-)

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Kate

    Hello where exactly are you meeting?

    June 1, 2014

    • Vincey

      Hi Cate, As Ruth has put her number above lets all giver her a call about 11am once you are at the hall and in the courtyard area I guess.

      1 · June 1, 2014

    • Lesley B

      ill put a message on here when we get there and let you know where we are (if i can get a signal) !

      June 1, 2014

  • Lesley B

    I can pick Erica up as i live in Arnold and will have to pass the church on my way

    May 29, 2014

    • Ruth

      Total Garage it is, sent you my number by email. Thanks again, Ruth

      June 1, 2014

    • Erika R

      Sounds great- see you there!

      June 1, 2014

  • Debbie A.

    Sorry for the short notice, but I can't make this as something has come up. I hope you enjoy the day.. see you next time!

    June 1, 2014

  • Beverley

    Hello s I am unable to join you on Sunday.
    I was looking forward to meeting up. Please keep me posted on the next artistic meetup. Have fun :-)

    May 31, 2014

  • Liam

    UPDATE: I'm afraid I've got a cold and won't be able to come to Thoresby on Sunday. The weather forecast looks pretty good though. Would some heroic person volunteer to be host in my place? I don't think there should be much to do as host. It's just easier for folk to look for one face rather than try to remember several

    May 31, 2014

  • Lesley B

    I can pick Erica up as i live in Arnold and will have to pass the church on my way

    May 29, 2014

  • Erika R

    Does anyone have room for 1 more? I just moved here and don't have a car yet!

    May 28, 2014

    • Ali

      I have room, I live in Carlton. Where are you?

      May 29, 2014

    • Erika R

      I live in Nottingham kind of close to St. Mary's church. I am really new - just moved last week so I am not sure where that is in relation to Carlton. Is it close?

      May 29, 2014

  • gillian

    Maybe... :o)

    1 · May 28, 2014

  • Liam

    UPDATE: the society have said that if it's raining in the morning they won't be able to do the raku workshop. If that's the case I will cancel this event. I'll post a message here to let you know.

    May 26, 2014

    • Lesley B

      lets hope the weather picks up :)

      May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make this. Sounds fun:)

    May 26, 2014

    • Liam

      Hopefully there will be other chances to try raku. I'll keep an eye out and let you know if I find anything Chetna

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • Lindsay

    I'd love to come to this, but am reliant on public transport, so would need somebody kind to give me a lift.

    May 26, 2014

    • Liam

      I'll be driving from Trent Bridge. If you can get to the centre of Nottingham or somewhere on Mansfield road I'd be happy to give you a lift.

      1 · May 26, 2014

  • Penny

    Sounds good ..

    May 26, 2014

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