michele on wed 16 mar 05
Healthy Forest =96 Happy Potters Wood Fire Workshops
At Dragonfly Journeys in Taos, New Mexico
Instructed by John Bradford
June 2-8, 2005 and August 18-24, 2005
Healthy Forest =96 Happy Potters, Inc., a 501 =A93 non-profit organization a=
Dragonfly Journeys presents two wood firing workshops with master kiln=96
builder/technician/potter, John Bradford.
Each week-long workshop will focus on hands-on participation in the
loading, firing and aesthetic understanding of this unique anagama hybrid
The 16 foot long kiln, designed and built by John Bradford, combines a
tunnel kiln with a single catanary arch salt chamber typical of a
noborigama (climbing kiln) for a wide variety of wood fire effects.
On the site of an ancient Anasazi pottery village in the beautiful
mountains of New Mexico, participants will have the opportunity to discuss
issues of wood kiln design, construction, glazing and specific placement
within the kiln leading up to the three days of actual firing.
They will also benefit from a day of demonstrations on and off the wheel
before unloading their wares on the final day.
Lodging available for a limited number of students and all students have
the option of purchasing studio time before, after or during the
Each of the 8 participants will be allotted approximately 6 cu. Ft. (40
medium sized pots) of space in the kiln to be distributed in both
chambers. All pieces must be bisqued high fire ware.
Workshop proceeds will help protect and preserve wildlife, ancient ruins
and the Rio Grande del Rancho and surrounding wildlands.
LODGING $75.00 per night 1-2 people with shared bath
EARLY STUDIO TIME $100.00 weekly or $150.00 unlimited time for 3
(materials not included)
WORKSHOP * $450.00
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $395.00 (April 21 for June 2-8/July 7 for August
* Includes all demonstration, instruction, and Glazes for wood firing.