Surface Series Workshop: Pit Firing

Surface Series Workshop: Pit Firing

from 75.00

Teacher: John Guarnera
Ages: Teen – Adult
2 Fridays: Oct. 12, 26 - Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
And Saturday*: Nov 3 - Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $135 ($145 non-member) + $30 Materials fee*
*Includes lunch on Sat. at the Red Tomato Farm, weather dependent


Students will be guided through the multiple steps of surface decoration and ornamentation used by the instructor in his pit fired work. This workshop also includes a hands-on Pit Firing of the student work on Saturday, November 3 at Red Tomato Farm in Newville.

Class 1 - Students will bring bone dry pieces to apply terra sigilatia, burnish and prepare for bisque firing.
Class 2 - Bisqued work from 1st class will be decorated using various methods of masking, stenciling and the application of low fire glazes. Work will be fired again prior to the third class
Class 3 - Held at the Red Tomato Farm to utilize their pit to fire pieces after application of masking and super low fire glazes. Class will include loading the pit & firing it. Work will be cleaned of residual ash and a varnish applied.

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