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Dates: 17 and 24, 2018
Day 17 – from 10am to 1pm
Day 24 – from 03pm to 06pm and from 08pm to 11pm.
Max no. of participants: 10
Price: 25€
Material: clothing that can get dirty


Raku is a Japanese cooking technique closely related to the tea ceremony in which the pieces are removed incandescent from the kiln when the glaze reaches the desired temperature and placed in a container with combustible material (sawdust, leaves, etc). It has become very popular in the West because of its characteristic colors, textures, and spontaneity.
In this workshop, in addition to the practice of baking and learning the inherent physical, chemical and alchemical aspects, it is intended to provide participants with the basic skills to create their own shapes, through an intensive, demonstrative and personalized approach to the traditional techniques of conformation and decoration associated with Raku baking.


Ricardo Lopes, pottery ceramist, develops his work in the area of Contemporary Ceramics from traditional techniques of conformation and decoration, with particular emphasis on the potter’s wheel and the composition of glazes. He finished the Creative Ceramics Course in CENCAL in 2004, having previously worked in Poland, Cape Verde and with the sculptor Jorge Mealha, in Lagos. He participated in several workshops on special effect glazes and traditional techniques and was resident artist in France, Japan, China and more recently in India. He integrated several individual and collective exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad. As a teacher of Ceramics, he has participated in several educational projects, in the form of courses and workshops, in museums, schools, ateliers, social centers and other public and private institutions.