Raku Sunday 


POTTERS, bring your bisqueware to Brighton to be fired

in the Raku kiln on "Raku Sunday"


This is a day for potters to bring their bisqued work to the studio to be glazed in the morning and then fired soon thereafter.  (Bisqued pots are also available for purchase).  During the morning glaze session guidance is provided to familiarize you with the decorating possibilities on offer.  You are also welcome to use your own glazes (top kiln temp ~980 - 1000C).   There are usually 3-4 firings with 5-6 participants.


The schedule for the day:

-  9 to 10:30am glazing session

-  11am first firing

-  Pot luck lunch after seeing results from 1st firing!

-  Additional firings until all work is completed


Costs for the day are based on:

- morning glazing tuition (optional)

- the number of pots decorated using the supplied glazing materials

- and the total kiln space your work displaces in each firing


Planned firing dates for 2019/20 are:

Nov (no session scheduled)

22 Dec

19 Jan

16 Feb


To book a place or for more information please use the contact form below.


Many thanks for your interest in Raku Sunday ...!

gallery/into reduction 650
gallery/tom peterson 5_aic 2020
gallery/tom peterson 3_aic 2020
gallery/tom peterson 2_aic 2020
gallery/img_2607 350


Tom Peterson

Brighton, E. Sussex, UK




My initial interest in ceramics began as a teenager in 1970's California, then continued through University,  and has very much stayed with me to the current day. Over the years I have found the never ending effort to match new forms with various surface decoration techniques very satisfying and inspiring.


I had the good fortune to create my work in Roberto Gagliano's Brighton studio before transitioning to my own studio 5 years ago.   Additionally, for the last 5 years, I have served as John Evans kiln technician during his alternative firing techniques workshops in West Sussex.  Also during the last 5 years my kiln and I have made regular appearances at the annual Southern Ceramic Group Raku/Pit Firing day.  Currently, I run monthly open raku firing sessions at Coachwerks Studios in East Sussex.  I also participate in a couple of shows each year.  


Workshops and events from the early days included:

Earth, Air, Fire, Water in Grass Valley, CA,

Dennis Parks in Tuscarora, NV,

and the Raku May Days on the beach south of San Francisco.


Recent shows:

2018 Art In Clay, Hatfield

2018 Artists Open Houses, Brighton


2019 shows:

Festival (May) and Winter (Nov/Dec) Artist Open Houses, Brighton

- 169 Preston Drove, BN1 6FN, (Fiveways trail)


June Artist Open Houses, Worthing

- conducted "Intro to Raku" workshops,  for details please visit http://jevceramics.co.uk/pages/workshops.php


current WORK