George McCauley and Linda Christianson Wood Firing and Hand-On Workshop November 16-21, 2019
This two-part hands-on workshop will focus on an earthenware firing in a small noborigama catenary arch wood fire kiln, which we will fire to cone 3.
Sunday: Students will arrive with kiln-ready earthenware 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.
Through demonstrations, slide lectures, studio work and group discussion we will make pots with function as a starting point, exploring the utilitarian idea and beyond.
The course will be suitable for intermediate - 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.