CERAMIC COURSE - POTTERY WORKSHOPS - POTTERY AND CERAMIC CLASSES
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Instructors 2010

Course number:
01 Pietro Maddalena
14 Richard Phethean
15 Pietro Maddalena
17 Tony & Sheila Clennell
19 Thomas Welti
19a Pietro Maddalena
20 Luca Tripaldi
21 Leah Leitson
23 Carolyn Genders
24 Lucianne Lassalle
26 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
29 Patty Wouters
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno-R.Hensley
33 Pietro Maddalena
35 Jan Edwards
37 Luca Tripaldi
38 Ellen Shankin
42 Malcom Davis
44 D.Cichon & M.Dalglish

29 Saggar Firing
Instructor: Patty Wouters
Type: Hand building. Non beginners
Date: July 18 – 24, 2010


We will  experiment with saggar firing in combination with terra sigillata and the use of sulphates as colorants.
During this workshop we will explore different possibilities of saggar firing and some other alternative smoke firing techniques. We will be focussing on wall-pieces and tiles in order to be able to experiment as much as possible and to work efficiently.
We will work on the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between saggar firing with combustibles and other smoke firing techniques?
  2. Which clays can be used? Which differences will be obtained with different kinds of clays?
  3. What is the difference between burnished and unburnished pieces?
  4. Which temperatures do you fire a saggar kiln?
  5. What kind of saggars can you use? How can you build your own saggar?
  6. Which colorants can be used in a saggar?
  7. What kind of combustibles can be used?
  8. How can we create special effects?

Participants can bring a few small, bisque fired pieces and/or tiles in different clays.
The workshop is taught in English and translated in Italian.

Cost: € 860
Includes tuition, materials and firings, lodging and lunches


La MeridianaPatty Wouters is a years professional ceramic artist since more than 25, specialised in porcelain, unique objects and wall-pieces mostly made out of porcelain and other clays. Exhibitions and workshops in Europe, Australia, Japan, USA.
www.pattywouters.be







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