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staffel trash can workshop

updated thu 10 aug 06


Bonnie Staffel on wed 9 aug 06

Hi Clayarters,

Want to announce the workshop I will be holding on Trash Can Firing:

Cycling Salamander Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
7 miles south of Charlevoix on Route 31
Charlevoix, Michigan

On Saturday, August 19, 2006 I will be giving a hands-on workshop of =
Can Firing process which is a modified version of pit firing where =
bisque pots are subjected to a vigorous bonfire.
Participants will fire their own bisque pieces in a ventilated metal can
with chemicals and hardwood kindling. The results are always a surprise.

A smoke fire process will be included so bring enough pots.

The event will occur from 9:30 to 4:00 at a cost of $65.00. Bring a sack
lunch as well as several bisqued pieces fired to Cone 010 at least but =
higher than Cone 06.

"Staffel is an award winning clay artist with a fifty plus year career =
pottery. Staffel has been featured in Clay Art Magazine and in 2003 =
the eddi Award for Outstanding Artist by the Crooked Tree Art Council. =
recently a photograph of her pit fired pitcher was included in Lark Book
"500 Pitchers" just published and many other honors."

For further information or to sign up for this workshop call =


Bonnie Staffel

DVD Throwing with Coils and Slabs
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