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Come fire with the nation's top wood fire artists John Balistreri, Brad Schweiger, Matt Long and Trey Hill.
In addition to lectures and demonstrations, all participants will take part in loading, firing and unloading the anagama.
January 3-18, 2024
(Early Bird Savings through October 31, 2023: $100 OFF)
10AM @ Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd Street South
We will gather and listen to the presenters in the glaze room before we get started.
Work can be brought to glaze/slip slowly after the initial presentation.
Loading of the Anagama Kiln begins.
Brick up the door and candle overnight.
Set-up Shift Schedules
Demonstrations will be held daily for roughly 5 days. The kiln takes priority and demonstration times/days may be adjusted so the presenters can tend to the kiln. All to make sure your work comes out beautifully!
Location: Morean Workshop Space
2025 3rd Aveue South
(Dependent upon temperatures)
Make sure all work is bisque-fired. Surface slip and glaze work completed as well IF there is any time-consuming decoration to be done. Pots can be partially glazed for drier parts of the kiln, others only have slip decoration for ash-heavy parts.
By bringing a range of work you increase the odds of fitting everything into the kiln. Be prepared to have pots loaded into any section of the kiln as they vary in both surface treatment and scale.
Carefully wrap each piece in bubble wrap and/or kraft paper. We suggest bringing a Large Rubbermaid Tub or Container with a variety of shapes and sizes. We will do our best to fit everything in.
Please remember to be flexible and never too pushy getting work into the kiln.
The presenters will do their very best to get everyone’s work in properly to produce the best results for all participants.
Small: 1-3 inches wide/tall such as shot glasses, tiny bowls/dishes, buttons, etc. These tiny objects can be tucked around other pieces of pottery or sculptures.
Tall and Thin always gets in! 6-12 inches tall will fit under standard height posts. Skinny pitchers, bottles, vases and tumblers. Closed form tall pieces are great to fill the arch – we do not suggest open forms as kiln crud can fall from the arch. If it is an open form, make sure they are wadded rim to rim.
Pieces of a Puzzle: Making objects that complement each other in shape and size, think mirror images, or fitting shoes in a box! One piece has a wider top, so bring one with a wider bottom so they can squeeze in together. Examples: Mug and a Jar; creamers and bowls; bowls fired rim to rim (separated by wadding) and larger pieces fired on their sides for unique drips.
Lodging is available on the 2nd floor of the Morean Workshop Space featuring private sleeping quarters, shared restrooms, large-communal kitchen and plenty of space to spread out!
Contact Valerie@moreanworkshopspace.org for availability.