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Two Classes: June 10 & 15 and June 12 & 13
for the surfaces, enroll with Pioneer Works
An introduction and exploration into the traditional clay method of pinch pots and the compelling and dramatic firings of a sawdust pit and raku kiln, offering participants access to all aspects of an alternative firing. This two day workshop features lectures, demonstrations and the hands on interactive experience making ceramic pots, building kilns, glazing and firing in these reactive kilns. On the first weekend, participants will start with their hands in the clay, molding and sculpting simple pinch pot forms, 4-5 pieces each. The same day, plans are laid out and the group builds the Pioneer Works Pit and Raku kilns. The following weekend, participants return to glaze and the excitement of firing the klilns, witnessing the beautiful effects of the flames, carbonization and fuming.
May 31, 2017, 7-9:30pm
Ceramic Mug Making Workshop
Red Hook, Brooklyn
In this 2.5-hour workshop, students will be introduced to hand-building methods using clay. Through hands-on instruction, participants will learn ceramic fundamentals, resulting in the molding and sculpting of their own personalized mug. With time to explore, students can play with variations of this form. Mugs will be glazed and fired, and ready for pick-up the following week. Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals.
May 28-29, 2017
Phoenicia Flea at Sharon Springs Festival
with Little Bear Pots
Sharon Springs, New York