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5 hour workshop  - from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Rowley is planning to focus on making his own work in 2023, so for now we are not taking any new additions to the waitlists for his workshops. Follow Quixotica's social media to be advised when workshops are again open for bookings. 

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Looking for something new in your ceramics practise? Raku firing creates dramatic surface effects and is a much quicker process than most other firing methods. Your work is removed from the kiln whilst red hot and is then placed in containers of combustible materials, providing unique effects on your ceramic work.


This workshop will provide you with inside knowledge on raku firing techniques. Learn how to blend your own clay, throw or hand build a simple clay vessel and then fire it in a raku kiln, all in one day. Each participant will also receive a tea bowl to decorate, fire and take home. The workshop is suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced ceramic artists, looking to add a new skill and knowledge to their repertoire.


Rowley’s workshop style is welcoming and friendly, informative and relaxed, focussed and rewarding. Join us for a fun, interesting workshop to learn the art of raku firing in the beautiful environs of Quixotica.

Cost: $175 per person for a five hour workshop. All materials, tea & coffee are included.

FEEDBACK from students at Rowley's recent Raku workshops 

Thank you so much for a very informative and enjoyable Raku workshop yesterday at your beautiful Quixotica Art Space.  I really appreciated learning about the history of Raku, the glazes and your firing techniques. I am thrilled with the glazes on my bowls.

Jenny, Brisbane Qld - Ready to Raku - March 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I love the setting and it was great to hang out with like minded people. It flowed smoothly. I relate to Rowley’s relaxed style. I'm interested in being involved in more raku and wood firings. Really looking forward to the next one!

Tricia, Sunshine Coast, Qld - Ready to Raku - August 2019

The workshop was very well structured and the day had a nice flow. It was very educational, I enjoyed that Rowley emphasized the historical and cultural significance of Raku Firing. I left feeling very excited to explore alternative firing methods.

Claudia, Gold Coast, Qld - Ready to Raku - August 2019

I really enjoyed the class - Rowley is obviously very knowledgeable and an engaging teacher.  I learnt a lot. I was particularly inspired to start using local clay and to be "true to your making". The grounds and facilities are lovely. It was nice to have access to tea - I've never been to a workshop that provided morning tea before but it was appreciated.

Claire, Noosa, Qld - Ready to Raku - February, 2019




Refunds: We accept changes or cancellations up to 3 weeks before the commencement of your workshop. If you find you are unable to attend the workshop within three weeks of the workshop date, please endeavour to find someone else to take your position, as we do not provide refunds for unfilled positions. If we have a wait list for your workshop and are therefore able to fill your cancelled spot in this timeframe, we will refund your workshop payment to you. Email us regarding any changes to your booking -


Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes or workshops, but occasionally things come up beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled, we will be in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

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