John Evans’ Alternative Firing Workshops 2019

John Evans has been in touch today with information about some workshops he has planned for next year.  I thought some of you may be interested.


Greetings Raku Aficionados,

Apologies for the delay to all those who have been in touch about workshop dates. Its taken rather longer than I envisaged to sort everything out.

Workshops will now be at my studio in Worthing, W.Sussex UK and no longer be at the Angmering venue. We have successfully organised a few already this year to try everything out and very recently had the firing area covered with a large metal canopy. My prayers to the fair-weather and kiln gods now don’t have to be quite so in earnest!

We can offer most of the kiln and barrel firing techniques and, to keep costs down, are initially looking to run the naked clay courses over just a couple of days. Glazed raku courses can be full or half day. The number of participants attending will initially be limited to  5 while we test out the new programmes.

The workshop is very close to Worthing seafront and town centre, easily accessible by road, rail, and air (London-Gatwick), and with plenty of accommodation options  close at hand. We are also able to offer limited en-suite accommodation at our house adjoining the workshop.

The dates currently available are –

24/25 March 2019 – Introduction to Naked Clay – ideal for ceramicists who have no previous experience of these decorating and firing techniques. Covering burnishing, terra sigilatta, naked raku (two types), saggar, horsehair/feather raku. (Early bird price £210)

5th May (pm) & 6th May 2019 – Naked Raku Intensive – for ceramicists with some previous experience of naked clay firing who want to explore more advanced decorating techniques. An introduction to firing with ferric chloride. will also be included. (Early bird price £160)

Full details and booking forms for each workshop are on my website at www.jevceramics.co.uk.

Further workshop dates will be offered during the year. We are also able to offer tailored workshops for your pottery group. Contact me to discuss further if this is of interest.

Happy firing

John

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