Beginning and Intermediate Handbuilding + Wood and Soda Firing
Explore the creative possibilities of clay without using a potter's wheel. Beginners will learn pinch, slab, and coil techniques to create various projects. Students with experience can refine their skills while exploring new forms and design options. Decorating and glazing techniques for atmospheric firing will also be explored.
Participants will develop an understanding of the unique qualities and processes of using wood and soda vapor to fire ceramics. During the firings, the draft created by the chimney pulls wood ash and sodium (soda) vapors released by the heat of the fire through the kiln. The ash is deposited on the ware in the path of the flame and creates a varied palette of colors and textures not achievable in any other way.
Ages: 18 - Adult