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penland school kiln workshop

updated sat 21 jan 06


clay on fri 20 jan 06

Penland School of Crafts
Salt-Kiln Building Workshop
with Shane Mickey

March 12-23, 2006

Penland School of Crafts presents a salt kiln- building workshop with
potter/kiln builder Shane Mickey. This twelve-day workshop will cover the
materials and techniques for building kilns and the steps needed to create a
successful kiln in a ceramic community. The class will include daily
lectures followed by full days of working on the new kiln. At the end, we
will load and fire bisqueware brought by the students. While the kiln is
cooling, the class will tour local pottery studios and their kilns.

Shane Mickey has been building kilns for over ten years and is a full-time
potter in Bakersville, NC, where he owns and operates a community wood-fired
kiln. Most recently Shane has built kilns at Frostburg State University,
Central Piedmont Community College, and for Linda McFarling.

Tuition: $672; dorm housing and meals: $545

Space is limited; applications processed on a first-come, first-served

To register, visit ; for
more information, call 828-765-2359 or contact Lyman Edwards, clay
coordinator at

Lyman Edwards
Clay Coordinator
Penland School of Crafts