Sat, Jan 25|
Morning Ceramics Studio
Wood Firing Workshop - Morning Ceramics Studio
Have you been wanting to learn about wood, raku, and pit firing? Start here! Join Morning Ceramics and Joe Robinson for 2 part workshop in Portland and then at East Creek in Willamina, OR firing the 40 foot East Creek Anagama. Come and go as you please, weekend warriors welcome. $350
Time & Location
Jan 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
Morning Ceramics Studio, 225 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
About The Event
Basics: Making: Jan 25-26 10:00-4:00, Morning Ceramics
Firing: Feb 29, March 1-7, East Creek, Willamina, OR
Unload: March 14, East Creek, Willamina, OR
**Come and go as you please, see note below. Weekend warriors welcome.**
Beat the winter blues by making pots with Joe Robinson of East Creek in January! We'll start with a 2 day making workshop on January 25-26, 2020 at Morning Ceramics Studio in Portland. Joe has an MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft and has been working with clay for 20 years. He owns the 20 acre East Creek forest art studio and retreat just outside of Willamina, OR. He also teaches Art at Linfield College. Joe will lead a discussion and overview about the wood firing process, will show some work from the kiln and firing considerations, and share a series of making demos to get you ready to fire. He'll also share info about the raku and pit firing processes, and how to best prepare your pieces for success. You'll have over a month to make work and get ready to fire.
Then, travel to the beautiful East Creek property March 1-7 to participate in firing the 40 foot wood kiln, as well as participate in pit and raku firings. You'll get 2 cubic feet of space in the wood kiln, 2 cubic feet of raku space, and 2 cubic feet of pit firing space. All firing supplies and materials provided, but you have to make the pots! You'll be provided a gourmet meal on Friday March 6, and are welcome to camp on the East Creek property at no charge. Bunkhouse and tiny cabin accommodation available for an extra fee. You'll be guided through each part of the wood, pit, and raku firing processes for an all-out firing fest!
Includes: -2cf wood firing, 2cf pit firing, 2cf raku firing. Bring your bisque and we'll fire it together.
-all glaze material and wadding
-1 day East Creek studio use during firing time
Add-ons: -Bunkhouse bed: $45/night
-A-Frame Cabin w/ queen bed and 2 twins, linens: $175/night
-Studio use >1 day: $40/day
-Meal plan: All food incl breakfast, lunch, and dinner. High end, local food. BYO snacks and booze. $45/person/day.
-Camping equipment rental: $25/night
**Note: Wood firing is a shared work process, but as a workshop participant you can come to as much or as little of the firing as you'd like. This workshop is designed so that if you have a 9-5, you don't need to take much or any time off to get all the juicy bits. You'll need to make sure your pots get to East Creek by 2/29, and arrange to pick them up on March 14, but other than that, there's no requirement. Raku and pit firings will happen March 6 and/or 7 pending participant input.
Workshop participant: 2 workshop days + 2cf Anagama Firing + 2cf Raku + 2cf Pit Firing. Includes camping and use of East Creek Facility. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal and accommodation registration is non-refundable.
Stay in the newly constructed A-Frame during the firing, March 3-7. Booking is for one night and includes a fully outfitted queen bed and two twins. You choose the night- to add nights contact us. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal and accommodation registration is non-refundable.
Daily Studio Use
Use the studio for making, cost per day. Includes tools but not materials. Includes bisque firing of your work, up to 2 cubic feet/day. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal, studio, and accommodation registration is non-refundable.
Camping Gear Rental
You will be provided with a good tent, air mattress, and sleeping bag. And a little help getting it set up. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal, studio, and accommodation registration is non-refundable.
Firing Weekend Meal Plan
Meal plan rate is $45/person/day. This $135 covers three days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Breakfast (incl coffee and tea bar), lunch, dinner and light snacks provided. BYO beverages. Delicious, local, high quality food. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal, studio, and accommodation registration is non-refundable.