Shawn Kam & Leah Bowring: Painting with Fire


  • Workshop cost: PS Members/Students: $250 Others: $275

Join us at The Potters’ Studio in Berkeley for an intensive 3-day introductory course to soda firing with hands-on training in loading and firing work, making wadding and cone packs, and general safety and care for equipment. Saturday we will discuss clay bodies and firing methods to achieve various aesthetics, apply flashing slips and glazes, and load the kiln. The kiln is fired all day Sunday and unloaded on Wednesday evening. Each person is given one cubic foot of space in the soda firing, so bring CONE 10 bisqueware. Cups are ideal sizes for the stack.

There are 12 spots total. Soda workshops will run every 3-4 months.

Workshop dates and time:
The workshop runs Saturday, April 22nd from 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, April 23rd from 7 AM to 5 PM+* (there will be a three-hour break midday), and Wednesday, April 26th from 6 PM to 9 PM
*Soda firing times may vary, so be prepared to stay until the end of the firing to get the most out of the workshop.

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