Step into the world of Raku firing with renowned artist David Roberts in this exclusive workshop video!

With over four decades of experience, Roberts has developed his own approach to the Raku technique known as “naked Raku,” “non-glaze Raku,” or “painting with smoke”.

In this workshop video, Roberts will guide you through handbuilding, decorating, and firing a vessel. He will share his extensive knowledge of clay and color response, as well as provide a recipe for a clay mixture that will heat and cool rapidly without cracking.

Learn from the best and discover how to create a sturdy structure for Raku, refine your piece to achieve the perfect finish, and decorate using various materials, including terra sigillata, slip resists, and simple, homemade tools.

Roberts will also share his design ideas and how the rhythms of the landscape surrounding him influence his work. His approach to Raku pottery is not just technical; it’s a combination of process, material, ideas, and inspiration.

This workshop video is perfect for anyone looking to take their Raku ceramics skills to the next level. Roberts’ passion and expertise are evident throughout the workshop, making it an enjoyable and insightful experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a true master of Raku ceramics and create stunning pieces that will amaze and inspire.

Start your Raku journey today and bring your ceramic artistry to new heights!

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About David Roberts

David Roberts is one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Europe today.

A distinguished English potter, he has an international reputation as a leading practitioner in Raku ceramics: a technique with its origin in small-scale vessels made for the Tea Ceremony in late sixteenth-century Japan.

Roberts is acknowledged as responsible for the introduction and promotion of modern, large scale Raku in Europe. He has also been instrumental in its re-introduction to the United States of America, where his example has played a key role in the foundation of the Naked Raku movement.

In his personal exploration of this traditional technique, Roberts has transformed it into a vibrant and contemporary art form. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the world.

Roberts is an honorary Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain for services to both British and international ceramics, an exhibiting member of Contemporary Applied Arts and an artist member of the International Academy of Ceramics.


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  • 1 x Workshop, 1 x Q&A (1 hour 50 minutes)
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  • Price: $49 USD

Ratings and Reviews

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6 Ratings
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Raven Meyers
Posted 5 months ago
Sacred and beautiful

David is one of the greatest teachers of Raku I have found in the modern world.

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Francesca Tolot
Posted 1 year ago

This class was incredibly informative and inspiring ! David Roberts Is an amazing artist and a great teacher????

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Gloria Beatriz Hermosilla
Posted 1 year ago
all the process was clear, the temperature, the glaze.

very clear, the naked raku, has not glaze, but he made this easy to work, a great piece of ceramic, decorate with smoke.

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Maria Botero
Posted 1 year ago

I really like this workshop, David explains very well, very useful for anyone interested in the raku technique

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Posted 1 year ago
David Roberts at work

I met David at a pottery conference several years ago. At the time I purchased his book. I then pursued Naked Raku. It was a pleasure watching the class. He was very generous sharing his techniques. A few close ups would have been helpful. I highly recommend this course.

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Janice Chassier
Posted 1 year ago
Painting with Smoke-

Thorough, everything was well described, it was perfect!!! The questions and answers afterwards finished anything that was missing...but I don't think he missed anything in his video. This was my first one....and what a great one to start with!

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