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Ruthin Craft Centre is delighted
to announce that we will be taking part
in celebrating Leach 100 years
by holding our very own Live Raku
firing party alongside other venues
across the country in July. 

Want to join our Raku Party? 
Please see the full details below
and how to book. 


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images © Leach Pottery 

Leach 100: Celebrating A Centenary
of Inspiration & Exchange

In 2020 the Leach Pottery celebrated 100 years.
Established by friends and colleagues Bernard Leach
and Shoji Hamada in 1920, the Leach Pottery was built with
an experimental and progressive spirit and has since forged
the shape of studio pottery around the world.

Click here for more information


Glazing pots workshop
and Raku firing
LIVE in RCC courtyard

with Potters
Paul Lloyd & Carla Pownall 


Friday 16 July
Individual Bookings

10.00am – 12.30pm or
1.30pm – 4.00pm 

Saturday 17 July 
Family Bookings

10.00am – 12.30pm or
1.30pm – 4.00pm 

During this 2.5 hrs session you
will have the opportunity to decorate
and glaze a pre made bisc ceramic work.
Paul and Carla will give an introduction to
glazing and how to apply onto ceramic.

Once glazed you’ll have the opportunity
to watch your pot being Raku fired live!

Feeling confident?
Have a go yourself!

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Colour photos of Raku Firing taken 2009

How to book

FREE Event – Booking is essential

Call 01824 704774 to book a place

during our new opening times
Wednesday – Saturday
11am – 4pm 


Limited spaces available
FridayIndividual Bookings – Max 6 people per session
Family Bookings – 3/4 families or household ‘bubble’ per session
(max 4 participants per family/bubble)  

Suitable for children aged 8+ and adults.
All children must be accompanied by an adult


Please Note
All of our activities have been carefully designed
within the Covid-19 Welsh Government Regulations.
Our absolute priority is keeping you and our staff safe.
Further information about our Covid-19 safety measures
will be shared during your booking.

The RAKU Firing will take place at Ruthin Craft Centre courtyard,
located in a safe designated area. Delivered and supervised by
professional potters who have long term experience in
Raku firing in public spaces. 


The Leach 100 National Raku Party is a series
of partnership events facilitated by the Leach Pottery as part
of its centenary celebrations with financial support from Arts Council England,
the Garfield Weston Foundation, and Cornwall Council


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Ruthin Craft Centre 
The Centre for the Applied Arts
Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB 
Tel: +44 (0)1824 704774

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Ruthin Craft Centre is revenue funded by Arts Council of Wales
and is part of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd,
a Denbighshire County Council owned company.


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