6.15.24 - Raku + Wood Fired Pizza Workshop at Wolf Cove Inn

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Exciting News: Raku Workshop Now Open to the Public!

We are delighted to announce that our highly anticipated Raku Workshop on June 15th, a collaborative event with Wolf Cove Inn and Campfire Pottery, is now open to the public! Join us for an enchanting evening of creativity and culinary delight, guided by Kristen and Joe Camp of Campfire Pottery.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Tripp Lake, this unique event will take place on the lush, expansive lawn of Wolf Cove Inn, boasting 560 feet of private shoreline. With just 40 feet between our porch and the water, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of Maine as you create your own beautiful pottery pieces.

During the workshop, you’ll enjoy Joe’s delectable wood-fired pizza while Kristen and Joe guide you through the art of Raku. It's a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the artistic and culinary traditions of Maine.

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience. To make it even more convenient, you can now book your workshop spot right here, through our website. The workshop is priced at $250 per person or $400 per couple.

For those looking to fully embrace the Wolf Cove Inn experience, including a luxurious stay, please call Wolf Cove Inn directly at 207-998-4976 to book both your room and workshop. Staying guests will enjoy our farm-to-table organic breakfasts, complimentary coffee served in Campfire Pottery mugs, and access to our canoes and kayaks. Don’t forget to try out the Sauna and Cold Plunge too!

Reserve your spot today and be part of this special lakeside event!

Full Workshop Description & Menu:

At the workshop each participant will choose a bisque fired vase along with a smaller dish or pot to decorate and glaze, using various glazing and surface decoration techniques, which we will teach you. There will be several opportunities to learn about and participate in the various parts of the Raku process throughout the evening.

Once the Raku kiln has been loaded and starts firing we will enjoy some of Joe’s delicious handmade pizza made with fresh seasonal ingredients along with salad and dessert! (See the menu below.)

When the kiln is done firing, we will pull all of the pieces and place them in cans filled with combustibles, and cover them with lids. This is where the magic happens! The combination of smoke, fire, and lack of oxygen creates the beautiful crackle and metallic patterns that we all love! Once the pieces have cooled we will show you how to clean them up, and you will leave the workshop with full bellies, content hearts, and a beautiful new Raku piece!

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  • Location: Wolf Cove Inn, 5 Jordan Shore Drive, Poland, Maine 04274
  • Beer & Wine available for purchase by the glass 
  • Workshop Schedule:

4:00pm-5:00am: Welcome, instruction on glazing, and time to glaze + decorate your pots

5:00am-6:00pm: Load and fire the kiln - while the kiln is firing we will eat

6:00-7:00pm: Pull the pieces from the kiln and clean them up, and end the night with some locally made gelato!

  • Workshop Menu:

Your Choice of Pizza - Margherita or Peach, Basil & Ricotta drizzled with a balsamic glaze 

A Fresh Seasonal Salad

Locally Made Gelato

(All handmade by Joe Camp and served on our beautiful Campfire Pottery Dinnerware collection!)
An email will be sent a few days before the workshop with more detailed information, the address, as well as a rain date option if needed. 

We hope to see you there! 
Kristen + Joe Camp





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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Raku plus Pizza Equals a Terrific Experience!

    The 8/12/2023 Raku + Brick Oven Pizza workshop was a totally enjoyable event. Kristen and Joe were very welcoming and definitely helpful to this participant who had no idea what she was doing! It was convenient to have already fired pieces to work with - this saved time and allowed the 3.5 hours long workshop to run smoothly and on time. The Raku decorating, glazing, and firing experience was fascinating. Joe's brick oven pizza was delicious - and served at a beautifully set table. If this workshop is offered again, I hope I can attend. I have much more confidence in the process and feel assured that my focus and technique will be much improved and yield a good final result (BTW: The 2 pieces I "created" at this event have received multiple praises) . Thank you for a wonderful experience!

    Linda A.
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