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woodfire with ncc sales gallery artist willem gebben

updated wed 19 mar 08


Lee on tue 18 mar 08

Hey Folks! Some of my favorite "Minnesota Potters", live in Wisconsin.

Join Wisconsin potter Willem Gebben for a bracing spring woodfire
workshop at NCC's woodkiln in Taylor's Falls and be introduced to a
variety of processes, techniques, and philosophies related to
woodfiring-from loading and kiln placement and the exploration of a
variety of clays and glazes to experimentation with various "low tech"
and "green" methods of woodfiring. In addition to hands-on glazing
and firing instruction, participants will have the opportunity to talk
about their own work, view slides of Gebben's work and receive hints
and suggestions for building your own wood kiln. Participants should
bring 20 =96 40 bisqued pots of various sizes in stoneware and porcelain
clay bodies appropriate for a cone 10 wood-fire. A selection of NCC
glazes and flashing slips will be available at the wood kiln site.
(For those enrolled in a regular spring class at NCC, glazes will be
available at the beginning of the quarter.)

Friday, April 25, 10 am =96 9 pm: Workshop introduction, glazing,
loading and pre-heating of kiln
Saturday, April 26, 8 am =96 completion: Fire off kiln with wood
Tuesday, April 29, 5 =96 9 pm: Unload kiln and conclude workshop
Fee: $325 (NCC members $300)
Space is limited, so reserve a spot early.