Clay Technical Seminar (2 evenings)

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Mondays April 29 & May 6 6-9 pm

Fee: $60 members / $65 non-members

For those who are interested in building their knowledge about the technical aspects of working in clay or setting up a functional home studio. 

Learning is reinforced through discussion, demonstration and take-home materials. Please note that this class does not involve making.

Topics may include (to be determined by participants):

· clay bodies - understanding the properties of different types of clay

· material handling, health & safety in glazes

· mixing your own glazes, materials, measuring and adjusting specific gravity

· glaze application

· different types of kilns and firing – methods, fuels etc.

· how to load and fire a kiln – bisque and glaze firing (focus on electric fired, oxidation atmosphere) the use of pyrometric cones

· care and maintenance of kilns, kiln shelving and kiln posts

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HOW TO REGISTER

Registration and pre-payment are required. Sign up at the gallery, or by phone with a credit card: 250-847-3898.

Cancellation policy: 50% refund on cancellations made 48hrs or more prior to the workshop

Discounts are offered to members. Memberships are $25 (valid April 1-March 31). Click here for details on how to become a member.

The Spring 2018 Workshops are brought to you at a subsidized cost thanks to the generous support of Nature's Pantry!