Time & Location
Apr 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – May 02, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
The Clay Hub Collective, 2375 Koksilah Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 6M5, Canada
About The Class
Sawdust firing is an ancient way of firing pottery. In this class you will focus on different hand-building techniques to create decorative pieces for the sawdust kiln. These pieces are decorative forms that have a very fine slip, terra sigillata, in white or rich rusty brown applied to them and then burnished. The burnishing process is achieved by rubbing the slipped surface with a stone, cloth, or other tool to compress the surface and make it shiny. The pieces will be fired in a special kiln that is filled with sawdust and burns down creating varied organic white,grey, to black surfaces at one of the teacher’s home.