Clay Play With Fire!
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Thursday 6-8:30pm: Raku Experience with Jesse Rasmussen. Participants will apply glaze material to their selected form and participate in the firing of those pieces. While the kiln is heating up, the class will watch Jesse demonstrate how the forms are made and be provided with a ball of clay to play with. Once the kiln reaches 1850 degrees, the burner is turned off and the instructor will pull the pots out of the kiln and place them in a reduction chamber filled with combustible materials. Participants will assist by adding more combustibles on top of the pot and placing the lid on the chambers. Class fee of $48 includes $15 towards the selection of one piece. At the workshop you may choose to upgrade to a larger or more complex piece or select a second piece for an additional fee. Depending on the number and size of pieces being fired, the kiln may need to be fired twice.
This workshop does include being near materials that are actively burning. Safety gear will be provided, but if you wish to actively participate in the raku combustion chamber process, it is important that you wear closed toe shoes, be prepared to tie your hair back (including long beards) and wear natural fiber clothing (primarily cotton or wool).
Pots & Pints - Wheel
Wednesday 5/29 6-8:30 PM: Pots & Pints on the Wheel with Jennifer Yates. Learn the secrets of throwing pottery on the wheel. We will provide the tools, clay, and anything else you need. You may pick 2 of your pieces that we will glaze and fire for you.
Bring your own beverage - we’ll provide a cup!
Make & Slake with Simon Levin
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Make & Slake - Learning Through Failure with Simon Levin. MAKE BAD POTS SO YOU CAN MAKE GOOD POTS. June 29-30, 9AM-5PM.
It’s really all about the process not the product.
Stretch and push your clay and your boundaries to break through your comfort zone and move your work to the next level. This wheel-based hands-on intensive workshop will include a series of making and critiquing exercises that are geared towards not only improving your skills but teaching you how to problem solve and think critically about your pieces and your process. At the end of the workshop, only those pieces you deem worthy after a thorough critique will be bisque fired and ready for pick-up within 2 weeks. The rest will be dissected to further your self evaluation and then recycled.
There will be a one hour break each day for lunch. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch or to head out to a local restaurant - there are lots of options in close driving distance. Please bring a reusable water bottle or cup to minimize the use of disposables. Filtered water is available in the studio kitchen.