Hi everyone! Here's the down low about Penland's soda kiln building workshop this April. I know folks want to spend two weeks with Shane Mickey and a brick saw. Come join us!
Special Clay Workshop: Making Pots/Building Kilns with Shane Mickey, potter and kiln builder
April 5 - 18, 2009 at Penland School of Crafts
Join Shane Mickey as he builds and fires the new Penland cross draft soda kiln. This two week intensive class consists of kiln building instruction and making pots to fill and fire the new kiln. Over the course of the first week, the class will construct a small sprung arch cross draft soda kiln using Shane's signature design details. During the evenings students will make pots, watch demonstrations and talk shop about glazes, slips, kilns and general potter's life topics. The class will hear lectures on kiln design theory, resources for kiln building, and the smart way to approach building a kiln. The class will load and fire the kiln twice during the class as well as take field trips to see local potter's studios.
Tuition: $850 plus room and board (varies depending on type of room; meal plans are also available for students staying off campus).
For complete information and an application form see http://www.penland.org/programs/special_programs_kiln.html