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Obvara

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

Obvara (Ab-Vara) This ‘Alternative Firing Process’ originated early in the Baltic region as a firing technique to seal the porous surface of the pottery. The bisqued pieces are brought up to about 1650 degrees and taken out of the kiln and quickly immersed into a fermented liquid, made with water,…

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Family Fun Glass Fusion

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

Great for beginners and a fun night out with friends and family, try your hand at Glass Fusion! In this mini-workshop, you will learn how to cut glass and properly lay out a pattern using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stingers to create a one-of-a-kind functional or decorative…

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Stacking Rings

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

Have a fun Friday night making your own beautiful set of stacking rings! During this workshop, everyone will learn how to size and solder sterling silver as well as gold-filled wire to create 2-3 rings. One ring will include a cabochon setting!

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Horse Hair

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

Horsehair pottery is an ancient form of art. As the name suggests, this pottery is decorated with the use of the horsehair. But, other materials like feathers and dog hair can be used to create designs. The hair and/or feathers are placed on the exterior of the red hot pot…

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Saggar

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

This workshop will cover all aspects of saggar firing as an alternative firing process. The time will be spent preparing bisqued (once fired) work for the foil saggar process. All materials will be provided, and student can purchase additional pots for $20. Barbara Powell will share what she has learned…

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Raku

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

In this one-evening event, each student will glaze their own pot with a unique raku glaze. Participants will have the opportunity to pull or witness their red hot pots being taken from the raku kiln. Pots are then placed into the reduction chamber with combustibles. Participants will be able to…

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Shibori

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

Shibori is the ancient Japanese technique of creating patterns by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric during the dyeing process. Students will learn some basic traditional techniques such as Kumo and Itajime using commonly available commercial dyes. Students will experiment on a set of tea towels and are welcome to…

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Glass Fusion

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

Great for beginners and a fun night out with friends and family. In this workshop, students will learn how to cut glass and properly lay out a pattern using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stringers to create a one-of-a-kind, 5 x 5 functional, or decorative piece of glass…

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Full Experience

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

In this Friday Night Fun, students will experience the entire process of creating, glazing, and raku firing. The class begins with students glazing and loading the kiln with their complimentary vase, in preparation for the raku firing. Once the kiln is lit and heating, the wheel portion of the night…

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Raku

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January 29 @ 7:37 am

In this one-evening event, each student will glaze their own pot with a unique raku glaze. Participants will have the opportunity to pull or witness their red hot pots being taken from the raku kiln. Pots are then placed into the reduction chamber with combustibles. Participants will be able to…

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