Mobile Raku is a ceramic studio on wheels. Workshops are custom designed to suit your needs. Mobile Raku is based in South Eastern Pennsylvania, service is provided to the east coast United States since 2005.
Brett makes custom, contemporary handmade Bonsai containers. His pots massively express earth that has been moved over time. Landscape inspired.
Brett also references traditional pots such as Nanban containers.
Trenchers were a medieval container used to serve the poor. Brett is inspired by historical pots then applies his contemporary approach within his containers he calls Trenchers.
Brett has focused and studied the use of American Shino glazes. He is fascinated by the surface decoration and the uncontrolled mystery the kiln delivers to his work. Every firing is different and unique. The variables are endless.
Student Pottery Work
Brett has taught many classes over the past two decades within the clay world of education. He has taught all levels of wheel throwing classes. As well as classes such as Kiln to Kitchen. Kiln to Kitchen is a class where his students plan a meal around the making of their pots. The last day we cook our planned meal then, feast!
Shino is another class Brett enjoys teaching! As a class, we use one glaze then realize the beauty and differences between each other’s works.
Brett has also taught many additional classes as well, such as Tea Bowl Traditions, Expressive Slab forms and Vessels, Rockham Sockum Pottery, and not to mention American Raku.
Workshops & Events
Brett has traveled throughout the United States and conducted many workshops such as Mobileraku Raku, Trencher Wares, Lusters of Shino, Expressive Slabs, and Wheel throwing.
If you are interested and would like to learn more regarding one of Brett’s workshops please contact him through this site.
Brett Thomas is an artist, educator, and founder of Mobileraku. Brett’s process as a ceramic artist is a balancing act “of devoting myself to personal expression while teaching and helping others to realize their vision and potential as an artist.”