Friday, June 24, 2016

Special invitation to include work in a fast fire wood-salt kiln for July Clay Club


July Clay Club will be at Joey Sheehan's Melting Mountain Pottery "kiln zone" in Marshall at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 13th. Thanks to Joey Sheehan for hosting us! Joey has a special invitation for Clay Clubbers to include work in a fast-fire wood-salt firing that will take place that day. Here are the details about the firing from Joey:

I have a small fast fire wood-salt kiln that is very experimental. It takes about 10-12 hours to fire this and I thought that it would be really fun to peak this firing and introduce the salt during the clay club meeting. I will have plenty of loading materials and loads of wood, but would like to invite clubbers to drop off work to be loaded into the kiln by July 6 in Asheville. I would need cone 10 bisque fired work. I will do all the loading in advance and begin the firing on clay club day morning. It could be lined with glaze but only have slips or raw clay exteriors.

Here's how to include work in the firing: All work must be cone 10 bisque-fired. The interior can be lined with glaze, but only slips or raw clay on the exterior. Bring it to the Asheville Ceramics Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building at 109 Roberts Street in the River Arts District in Asheville by July 6. The gallery hours are 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday 12-5. Bring the work in a bag or box with your name on it.

***Mitchell/Yancey folks - if you're interested in participating but can't get to Asheville by July 6, let me know and we'll see what we can figure out.***

Questions? Contact Joey at joey@meltingmountainpottery.com. You can also contact me at amy@amywallerpottery.com or at 828-467-1183.

I will post more details about July Clay Club soon.

Thanks again to Joey!

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