To celebrate the opening of the Studio for classes we have planned a Sensational Smoky Week from Monday the 12th of April. To set the ball rolling, not just for the Barrel Firing Workshop on Saturday, but also the Raku Firing on Thursday and the Naked Raku and Obvara Firing on Friday, we are offering two Terra Sigillata half-day workshops on Monday the 12th. There will be a talk and demonstration on Terra Sig, how to make it and how to apply it.

Bring your semi-burnished BONE DRY pieces ready to apply the silky Terra Sig onto your pieces. Caress your forms to give them a high shine. They will then be bisque fired over the next two days so they can be Barrel, Obvara or Naked Raku fired.

BARREL FIRING WORKSHOP

Saturday 17th April from 9:30 to 15:30 Cost: £110 (maximum 10 students)

Make 3 – 5 pieces.

Barrel Fire your bisque fired pieces. Be involved in firing your wares. Get hands on, wrap your pots up in foil blankets known as saggars. Add oxides/salt/sawdust and organic matter to create unusual effects. Expect to be amazed at the results with this exciting and often unexpected fire smoke and flames adventure.

Pieces will need to be taken out of the kiln and collected on Sunday 18th – time to be arranged on the Saturday as it will depend on the firing itself.

Monday April 12th from 9:30 to 12:00 Terra Sigillata Workshop £40
Monday April 12th from 13:30 to 16:00 Terra Sigillata Workshop £40
Saturday April 17th from 9:30 to 15:30 Barrel Firing Workshop £110

Pieces can be collected on Sunday the 18th of April. A simple lunch is provided on both days (please state any dietary requirements when booking). Max. 10 students. This course is taught by Jon Crute.

Please call or email Alison to book and for information about courses.