Titirangi Potters Club will be doing a public raku firing. - this is where you fire bisque bowls using metallic glazes in a fire kiln (raku). Members of the public can paint a bowl with glaze and watch it being fired - and then take it home. The club charge a nominal fee - $2 to $10 for a pot/ bowl/ vase.
It is quite dramatic to see your own pot come out smoking - so don't miss this opportunity!
Check out their 'open studio group' listing for more info about the Titirangi Potters Club here