Making Work for the Anagama

August 6 - August 9, 2021

Making Work for the Anagama

$655.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $520
Material Fee: $135

Our historic anagama kiln comes roaring back in 2021. After this pandemic we are beyond excited to fire the kiln. This workshop will be focused on making work [pots or sculptures] for firing in this important kiln. You will spend four days making and preparing work in our spacious studio. There will be discussions about wood firing and demonstrations using a number of different clay bodies available to participants. Participants do not have to know a thing about wood firing to enjoy and learn from this opportunity.

Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Type:
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Bruce Dehnert

Bruce Dehnert received his MFA from Alfred University. He has taught at universities in the United States, New Zealand, and Malaysia. His work can be found in numerous national and international collections. Dehnert has written many articles and co-authored the book, Simon Leach: A Pottery Handbook. Dehnert has recently led wood-firing workshops in Japan, India, and the USA. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and is currently Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School of Craft.

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