Bede Clarke Wood Firing and hand-On Workshop September 29-October 3
This two-part hands-on workshop will focus on firing a small noborigama catenary arch wood fire kiln and exploring wheel forming skills as well as hand building.
Sunday: Students will arrive with kiln-ready pots for loading and firing.
We'll spend the day loading the kiln and begin firing.
Monday: fire all day and into the evening.
Tuesday: Hand-on workshop in the studio.
Wednesday: Hand-on workshop.
Thursday: kiln unloading.
Tues-Wed : we will explore throwing various forms based on cylinder/bowl/plate, lids, handles, spouts and trimming. In addition we will explore enhanced throwing andhandbuilding skills, and concepts such as altered forms, inverted throwing, gesture and "skin" of the pot as well as strategies for creating sets or groupings of pots.
Through demonstrations, slide lectures, studio work and group discussion we will seek to improve student throwing skills, but more, we will seek to clarify strategies for creating articulate individual pottery forms.
The course will be suitable for beginning - advanced levels. We will explore the basics of wood firing in a modest sized catenary arch kiln designed for frequent firing and gaining an understanding of basic wood firing techniques.