Mon, Oct 23|
Blackbird Pottery, Haliburton
Form, Surface & Wood Fire
Hurry! Only 3 spaces left. Not for beginners.
Time & Location
Oct 23, 9:00 a.m. EDT – Oct 27, 4:00 p.m. EDT
Blackbird Pottery, Haliburton, 5843 Gelert Rd, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0, Canada
About the event
Hands to the wheel, you'll start the week working from April's historic Schoolhouse studio. Not to worry, handbuilders... we've saved some space for you too. Forms, lead by Lisa, will be crafted with wood firing in mind. Transition from raw work to an in-depth exploration of surface from greenware to bisque forms. We'll dive into resists, image transfer and layering. After three days of making, we switch gears and locations.Armed with wares, you will be welcomed to Lisa's Homestead Studio where she'll guide you through glazing and preparing work for a choreographed loading of her wood fired kiln. Next, spend a day stoking the kiln and learn the intricate skills of heat work over time. While the kiln cools, return to Blackbird Pottery to finish image transfer work and deepen your understanding for mid-fired ceramics. On Sunday, we return to Homestead, unload the wood kiln and wrap-up with a celebratory critique.Though it's a full week, we’ve built in flex time for R&R in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands.Please Note: this workshop is not suitable for beginners. Experience with the potter’s wheel and a general understanding of ceramics, whether you work the wheel or by hand is integral.