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Pit-Firing Team-Taught Workshop

$175 Purchase required to enroll

With Kimberly Kersey-Asbury and Sam Deering

Session 1: Saturday, June 17 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hours)

Session 2: Saturday, July 2 9:00am-12pm

The oldest known form of firing pottery, pit firing remains an accessible and fun way to interact with clay and create beautiful surfaces on pottery. Students will learn the basics of pit firing, its history, how to make pieces for it, how to decorate clay before firing, and then how to fire the pots with nothing more than a hole in the ground and some wood. We will cover the advantages and disadvantages of pit firing, and learn how to navigate this ancient process with a modern eye and a curious mind. (Weekend Workshop; 2 Sessions) All levels welcome.

Materials Included:

10 lbs of white or brown stoneware clay. Clay tools available to borrow.

Recommended to Bring:

apron, cotton hand-towel, texture or clay tools of your choice, as well as banana peels, copper wire, coffee grounds as possible colorants during firing process. Warm outdoor clothes for session 2.

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