The 10-day ceramic workshop ‘Eternal Flame’ is an intensive hands-on experience for ceramic artists and enthusiasts to explore various techniques and processes of ceramic making. The workshop will take place in a remote mountain setting, providing an unspoiled atmosphere for creative exploration and inspiration.
The workshop, to be conducted from 5-16 August at Aqtushetii Residency in Omalo, Tusheti, will consist of three working segments where the participants will be introduced to three different firing techniques: Raku kiln firing, wood-fired kiln firing, and electric kiln firing.
Part I and II will be dedicated to shaping, and learning the throwing wheel techniques using Chamotte and other particles; and to exploring various methods of working with the surface of clay, as well as paneling with a ceramic dye.
The last few days of the workshop will be dedicated to the firings in three different ways, including:
Raku kiln firing – a Japanese technique that involves removing the pottery from the kiln at a high temperature and placing it in a container with combustible materials such as sawdust or leaves, resulting in unique and unpredictable effects on the glaze and surface of the pottery.
Wood-fired kiln firing – a traditional method of firing ceramics that involves using wood as the sole source of heat in a large kiln. This process creates unique and organic markings on the pottery's surface, which are influenced by the flame and ash during the firing process.
Electric kiln firing – a modern technique that involves using electricity to heat the kiln and fire the pottery. This process allows for precise temperature control and consistent results, making it ideal for creating uniform pieces with intricate designs.
The cost of the workshop is 700 euros and includes:
Accommodation and three meals per day;
Access to all the necessary tools and materials, including clay, glazes, and firing equipment.
The workshop also includes daily demonstrations and individualized instruction from experienced workshop facilitators.
By the end of the 10-day workshop, participants will have gained a deep understanding of the ceramic-making process, as well as experience in three different firing techniques, enabling them to create unique and stunning pieces of pottery.
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