About the Course
This is an exciting new opportunity for you to understand how a wood-burning kiln works and make your own work to fire in it. Taught by potter Carine Van Gestel at Mid Wales Arts.
This is a two day course and will ideally entail a second weekend so that your work can dry and be ready to fire. We will start the day by inspecting, bricking up and igniting a packed kiln, which will be alight for approx 12 hours. While we are firing you will be able to use hand building techniques or a wheel to experiment and then make your own final piece. You will be encouraged to use suitable slip and glazes to decorate your work. We will take turns to keep the fire burning during the day.
If you are able to stay until 10 pm on Saturday you will have observed the complete process of operating a wood burning kiln.
Hopefully you will book a second weekend when you can fire your own work as well as making further pieces.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Materials and firing included. Coffee and tea available all day. Healthy organic lunch available at a reasonable price. Accommodation also available if you would like to turn this into a residential weekend at our lovely house / gallery. Please enquire when booking.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.