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update: oops!!"oh yes you can", russel fouts workshop,

updated tue 17 feb 04


Russel Fouts on mon 16 feb 04

March 27-28 at University of Indianapolis

I made a mistake on the date, it's the weekend of March the 27th and 28th,
the Saturday and the Sunday.

Sorry for the confusion.


"Oh Yes You Can", Russel Fouts Workshop, March 27-28 at University of

We now have a price and schedule for the workshop.

The workshop will be $100 for the two days, including lunch.

We will start at 10:00 am and go to 5:00 pm each day.

There will be time to show slides and work in the afternoon on Sunday while
the kiln is firing.

The address is:
University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

You can get driving directions here:

I hope to see some of you there.

I've included the original posting below with more information:

I will be giving this workshop in Indianapolis after NCECA. We don't know
the price yet or the exact times but we're working on it.

If you are interested please send mail to me off list at or Gail Phillips at

"Oh Yes You Can!" (Saggar Firing in an Electric Kiln)
Limit: 12 people

March 27th and 28th at the University of Indianapolis

This hands-on workshop explores new possibilities for users of electric kilns.

It has been a long held belief that burning any kind of combustible in an
electric kiln is hazardous to the kiln. I'll show how it can be done safely
and to wonderful effect.

This workshop also explores the possibilities of alternative and
semi-permiable resists and techniques.

My workshops are process oriented, not product oriented.

I'm trying to give people a "spring-board" for experimention in new ways
with the materials they find at hand.

I ask people not to expect a finished product from the workshops but a
"beginning", something to take home and continue to work with, look at,
learn from and re-work until the piece is "finished" (what ever that may

You can read a detailed outline of the workshop at the link below.

And you can see some of the possiblities here:

Participants are asked to bring:

- Several small to medium size, high bisqued, burnished white or light
bodied or white sigged work.
- Pieces should be bisqued close to the maturing temperature of their clay
(1000c or 1832f). Body should still be fairly open. I think most people who
are doing smoke fired work and raku are using stoneware bodies but firing
them really low, so I think 1000c would be about right. Basically, you
don't want it to be too open or it's all going to go black (of course, that
could be acceptable too)
- It would be interesting if some of the work they brought was made with a
paper clay. This can go VERY black using this technique.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Russel Fouts
Mes Potes & Mes Pots
Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 223 02 75
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