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2011 leupp kiln conference at pecos nhp!

updated fri 8 jul 11


William Lucius on thu 7 jul 11

2011 Leupp Kiln Conference Invitation


Although there was no Kiln Conference in 2010, thanks to the initiative =3D
of Jo Ann Weldon and Bob Casias, we would like to announce that the 2011 =
Leupp Kiln Conference will be held at Pecos National Historic Park, New =3D
Mexico on July 29-31:

=3DD8 The fire danger in the area is still too high for the Park Service =
to feel comfortable permitting us to create numerous bonfires, so the =3D
final decision will occur one week before the conference dates.

=3DD8 We cannot camp in the park, but the Glorieta Baptist Conference =3D
Center facility is located about 6 miles away. They have cabins and =3D
rooms available. No smoking or drinking on the premises. For =3D
reservations, call 1-800-797-4222. There are two public campgrounds =3D
within 15 minutes of Pecos. The National Forest camp grounds are about =3D
ten miles from the Park. Santa Fe is about 20 miles from Pecos with =3D
plenty of motels.

=3DD8 Part of the deal with the Park was that we would do some =3D
demonstrations at the park on Friday for the public.

=3DD8 Everyone is invited to come by and watch, take photos and ask =3D
questions. If you are interested in participating in the Conference =3D
there is a reasonable conference fee.=3D20


Preliminary Conference Schedule for Public Participation

Friday July 29th - Demonstrations at the Pecos National Historic Park

10:00-11:00 Micaceous Clay Building Techniques, Steve Rospopo

11:00-12:00 Carbonaceous Clay Building, mug and bowl demo., Bob Casias

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Polishing, Painting Techniques, Joann Weldon

1:30-2:30 Painting with bee plant organic paint, Bob Casias

2:30-4:00 Open to others who want to participate

Saturday July 30 - Firings at the Park in the adobe-making area

8:00-11:00 Reduction trench kiln firing, Bob Casias

10:00-11:00 Oxidation firing, Joann Weldon and Wayne Keene

11:00-12:00 Surface firing, Steve Rospopo

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-3:00 Clay gathering field trip (15 minute drive)

3:00-4:00 Open Kilns

4:00-5:00 Post firing discussions


Pertinent Links:


Click on 09LKCReports on the top panel to see pictures and read words =3D
about our last conference.

Where to find the invitation, a movie short and a slide show of folks =3D
involved in the conference.>

The webpage of the sponsor of the conference.

The official website of Pecos National Historic Park, which includes =3D
directions and a map of how to get there.

William A. Lucius, Ph.D.
Board President and Director
Institute for Archaeological Ceramic Research (IACR)