Date: August 10 - 19, 2012
Unload August 25 (11Days)
Instructor: Dan Murphy
Level: Beginner and Beyond
Class Description: This hands-on workshop will begin long before we convene because everyone will create pieces in their own studios. Works should be made from high temperature stoneware and or porcelain clay bodies and bisque fired to arrive with bisqueware at PV. The first two days of the workshop will focus on glazing, wadding and loading the ware into the anagama. Everyone will participate in the kiln loading process and learn about how the work is affected by placement in the kiln. Once the kiln is fully loaded is will be fired by students in shifts around the clock until the desired temperature and conditions are reached. Discussions of loading and firing strategies of the anagama will be complemented by digital presentations. Ample time will be provided to apply slip and glaze before loading the kiln. After the kiln is fired we will take some time off and reassemble for the unloading on August 25th.
Instructor Bio: Daniel Murphy is a studio artist and associate professor teaching ceramics at Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Professor Murphy has twenty six years experience firing wood-burning kilns and recently participated in the Wood fire TAS 2011 international conference in Tasmania, Australia. He has also conducted visiting artist lectures, wood-firing lectures and exhibitions at international and national universities and art centers including Northern Arizona University, the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute (JCI-WVU), Ohio University, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and the Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea.
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $195
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