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Experimental Kiln Construction and Firing

Take this rare opportunity to learn how to build experimental kilns as an element of community celebration.

Working alongside participants in the Crisis Arts Programme this course is for ceramicists and/or community arts facilitators.  It takes part in three stages: kiln construction, clay-making on a canal boat, and firing.  It is part of Clayground Collective’s project Clay Cargo 2013-2015 renewing traditional links between clay and the canal system in London, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.  All sessions are in London.

1) Kiln construction: 13/14/15 August 10.00-4.00

Kiln construction with specialist kiln artist, Martin Brockman, at London Sculpture Workshop, Bermondsey.  Experimental kilns using different materials and containers including paper, solid construction and shopping trolleys.

2) Clay making on boat: 19 August 3.00-5.00

Making session aboard the Clay Cargo floating clay workshop, moored on the Regent Canal near Central Saint Martins.

3) Firing and celebration: 12 September 5.00-9.30

Kiln firing of pieces made together on the floating clay workshop. Firings will be centrepiece for celebration, marking culmination of partnership between London Sculpture Workshop and Crisis Art Programme.

Please note you will be sharing this learning opportunity with participants in Crisis Art Programme.  Refreshments will be provided.  Bring a packed lunch or buy locally.

Course Cost:  £200 per person.

Please contact duncan@claygroundcollective.org to sign up.

Clay Cargo 2013-2015 is devised in partnership with the British Ceramics Biennial and Canal & River Trust.  It is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Central Saint Martins and numerous other arts and community partners in London, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.


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