Saturday, January 26, 2013
SAGGAR AND PIT FIRING WORKSHOP
16TH/17TH MARCH 2013
In this workshop two ways of fuming are explored.
The process of fuming is the same for both types of firing. Saggars are ideal for firing in an urban environment but have limitations regarding size and volume of work. Some fuming materials cannot be used if saggars are fired n an electric kiln.
We will be using both electric and gas kilns for firing the saggars. Each participant may make up to 6 small pots , not bigger than 10cm x 10cm, for the saggars and up to 4 pieces not larger than 35cm x 35 cm for the open pit. After signing up for the workshop you will receive notes and instructions regarding what clays and what construction methods are more suited for this type of firing, advise on the surface treatment, recipes for terra sigillata and slips as well as notes on various ways of burnishing. All work will have to be bisque fired.
Saturday, 16th March
· preparing and packing the saggars and firing them
· stacking and firing the open pit
Sunday, 17th March
· opening of all the kiln
The workshop will be held at a small holding outside Fourways, Johannesburg
Cost: R 1 500.- inclusive less 20% if booking by a potters studio for a min of 3 participants
Booking is essential
For more information or bookings
ELSBETH BURKHALTER STUDIO
45 Kingfisher Road.
Telephone : home +27 11 467 2624 mobile +27 82 3301066