Pit Firing Workshop: Pit Firing Workshop: 12-13th November 2011

Pit Firing Workshop: Pit Firing Workshop: 12-13th November 2011 from ClayMotion

By: ClayMotion  02-Mar-2011
Keywords: Pottery, Classes, Ceramic

Pit Firing Workshop: 12-13th November 2011

Cost $150.00 Discount* $120.00

*If you are currently enrolled in any ClayMotion classes you can participate in workshops at a discounted rate


This workshop will be conducted over two days, is for all skilllevels and will introduce participants to all aspects of pit firing.The workshop will finish with a tour of the environmental installationDawn constructed as part of her doctorial thesis, which can be viewedhere. Participants are invited to bring a picnic lunch to share.Accommodation is available close to the workshop site.

Participants are to bring 1-2 pots that have been burnished andbisque fired to between 780-820°. This will ensure the sheen ismaintained on the pot after pit firing. Wide rimmed bowls and platesshould be avoided. Images of Dawn’s pit firing procedure can be viewedhere.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1

10-11am— Pots will be prepared with seaweed, copper wire and otherorganic materials. The pit will be prepared with wood, cow dung,pinecones and other materials.

11-12noon—Pots are loaded in the pit.

12-1pm— Lunch

1-3pm— Firing commences. Pit is stocked and eventually covered for slow simmer.

Day 2

10-10.30am— Pit firing methods techniques presentation and discussion. Includes handouts.

10.30-12noon— Pit is unloaded and pots cleaned

12-1pm— Lunch

1pm-2pm— Finished pots are polished and sealed.

2-3pm— Tour of Environmental installation

Keywords: Ceramic, Ceramic Classes, Classes, Pottery, Pottery Classes

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