Ceramics I w. Brian Buckland (Wednesdays Afternoon)

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Ceramics I w. Brian Buckland (Wednesdays Afternoon)

225.00

*Price includes up to 50lbs of clay

7-Week Session
July 12 - August 23rd, 2017
Wednesday Afternoons
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Open studio time:
Mon 2:00pm-5:00pm,
Tues 1:00pm-5:00pm, and
Weds 10:00am-1:00pm during the duration of the course

Keep on practicing! Whether you're new to clay, jumping back in after a break or just looking to sharpen your skills, continue learning about throwing on the potters' wheel, hand building, surface design and decoration, and glazing for cone 10 reduction firing. This class is designed for all skill levels and will inspire and guide you through a variety of forming and finishing techniques and ceramics fundamentals. Beginner to Intermediate skill level.

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REDUCTION FIRING FROM CERAMIC ARTS DAILY:

“reduction firing:

In fuel-burning kilns, firing atmosphere with insufficient oxygen to completely combust fuel, introducing abundance of unoxidized carbon and hydrogen, which extract oxygen molecules from surface of wares, altering appearance of clay and glaze. See climbing reduction. Source: Clay: A Studio Handbook”

— http://ceramicartsdaily.org/glossary/reduction-firing/

More Info from:
LINDA ARBUCKLE - Reduction Firing
The Potter's Studio - Glazing & Firing - PLEASE NOTE CONE 10
Ceramic Arts Daily - Wheel Throwing Techniques
Handbuilding Techniques
Glazing for Success: 12 Tips to Help You Master Pottery Glazing

Inspiration -
Christopher Cooper - Barrel Maker Pottery
Minnesota Potters Tour
Paul Heroux
Chris Archer

Limit: 8 Students/Class


**Up to 50lbs of clay included per class. Additional clay and firing charges for more than 50lbs. All students must use cone 10 clay and glazes available at Chases Garage. 
 

Instructor: Brian Buckland
Students who want to continue learning about throwing on the pottery wheel, hand building and glazing for cone 10 reduction firing are encouraged to enroll.  

 

** For purposes of proper glazing and firing, all students must use cone 10 clay and glazes available at Chases Garage - no clay purchased from outside sources will be permitted for use in this class. We use #900 toast brown stoneware as well as #510 white stoneware from Laguna and BMIX and have approx. 20 glazes and slips available for use in the studio. Students will learn wheel throwing, hand building, surface design and glazing techniques from local ceramicist, Brian Buckland

NOTE: Chases is a Cone 10 Reduction Firing Studio - Learn More about Reduction Firing at Ceramic Arts Daily