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.
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.
1-3pm— Firing commences. Pit is stocked and eventually covered for slow simmer.
10-10.30am— Pit firing methods techniques presentation and discussion. Includes handouts.
10.30-12noon— Pit is unloaded and pots cleaned
1pm-2pm— Finished pots are polished and sealed.
2-3pm— Tour of Environmental installation