Wood-firing Jamboree, Millstone Pottery,
12, 13 & 14 October, 2018
is an opportunity to experience the magic in the heart of the kiln. Inviting
potters, ceramicists and other romantics to a week-end celebrating the ancient
and time-honoured process of wood-firing. Demonstrations, workshops,
wood-firing, talks, good food and more.
and aspiring wood-firers, you don’t have to own a kiln to wood-fire! Gain a
deeper understanding of wood-firing practices and techniques by participating in
this year’s Jamboree. Participants are offered an opportunity to place their
pots in two cross-draft train kilns.
and presenters confirmed so far:
and Paul de Jongh (www.millstonepottery.co.za)
– Understanding the fundamentals of wood-firing
the course of the weekend, learn about loading and stacking, glazes, clay
bodies, wadding, types of wood, combustion cycles, problem solving, kiln
designs, collaboration, and the effect of the firing on the pots. There will
also be a slide presentation. Paul and Nina have been firing wood-kilns
together for over 20 years and have a wealth of knowledge between them to share
Rika Herbst (https://bohlokoastudio.wordpress.com)
– ‘Paper Porcelain’ workshop
workshop will explore paper clay as a versatile medium especially suited for
handwork. Working with paper clay and exploring qualities of translucency,
weightlessness and building ease, participants will be encouraged to test the
medium and expand on their own individual ideas. The workshop will include
information on clay preparation, demonstrations and building techniques for
using paper clay and this will be balanced with demo watching and studio
will also give a slide presentation about her own work.
Claasen (www.earthplaystudio.com) –
‘The Wonders of Slip’ workshop
this workshop, Lissa and her daughter Natasha Viljoen (www.clayhands.co.za), will demonstrate the
wonders of slip in all its permutations – combing, feathering and trailing with
yummy poured slip. They will also demonstrate the making and use of ultra thick
slip for a textured surface. Participants will have a chance to play with the
magic of tobacco-tea, 'mocha diffusion' for spidery patterns, and marbling,
working into easy slumped bowls and tiles. This workshop offers a chance for
some relaxed and rewarding learning.
Walters (www.sarahwalters.co.za) – Surface
Decoration on Clay Workshop
three different surface decoration techniques in this workshop with Cape Town
potter Sarah Walters. In this participatory workshop, Sarah will demonstrate
some of the decorative techniques she uses in her studio practice and will show
you how a little experimentation can add interest and depth to your work.
Participants will make small tiles and use them to apply and learn these
various approaches, including Sarah’s black and white "Lino cut"
method, cobalt inlay and the use of cold wax to create surface texture.
cost for the Jamboree is R3 300, inclusive of food for the 2.5 days. For
accommodation visit www.tourismmcgregor.co.za.
"We host this annual event
as it is our belief that wood-firing brings together a gathering of like-minded
individuals interested in working together on something of value."
are limited. To book, or for more information, please contact Nina on 023 625 1599 or 072 544 2145 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.