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Maximizing Noborigama with Dan Kuhn at Touchstone from August 27-31


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#1 Touchstone1972

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:13 PM

From August 27-31 take Maximizing Noborigama: Creating Work that Gets the Most from Wood Firing Processes with Dan Kuhn. Tuition for this beginner to intermediate level week long workshop is $495 with NCECA and PC members receiving 5% off. Touchstone is still offering 15% off lodging options for summer and fall workshops. Come spend a week in the beautiful Laurel Highlands expanding you creative horizons.

Workshop Description: This is a firing workshop and an exploration of those ceramic properties that maximize wood firing processes. Students will participate in loading and firing the Noborigama wood-fired kiln. This is a two chamber Noborigama. The first chamber is wood, and the second is wood and salt. Surface treatments for atmospheric firing, such as flashing slips, colored slips and glaze application, will be discussed prior to loading. Students should bring 20-30 pieces of bisque ware. Students MUST use cone 10 clay or porcelain. One day will be loading, two+ days for firing and then unloading on Saturday. There will be demonstrations in functional and sculptural ceramics, as well as ample opportunities to make work while the kiln is cooling. Bring leather gloves and a want for smoke and fire.

Instructor Description: Daniel Kuhn, a native of Western Pennsylvania, grew up in a small steel town, northeast of Pittsburgh. Dan studied ceramics under Richard “Duke” Miecznikowski at California University of Pennsylvania, and recently completed his MFA at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dan has been a technician and teacher for the Chautauqua School of Arts, Wortendyke ceramics studio, IUP ceramics studio and Society for Contemporary Crafts. Dan currently works as a functional and sculptural ceramic artist, as well as a teacher of throwing, hand-building and kiln firing.


#2 JBaymore

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:23 PM

FYI..................

You might want to correct the Hepburn Romaji spelling error on the type of kiln in your postings. It is a Noborigama not a Naborigama.

The name of the kiln (kama or gama when preceeded by the other characters) comes from the verb noborimasu.... which means to go up (like a flight of stairs).

best,

..........................john

"Long term noborigama firing potter"

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Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art

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#3 Touchstone1972

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

John,

Made the suggested correction. Thanks for the tip, and a bit of the history.

Best,

Adam

FYI..................

You might want to correct the Hepburn Romaji spelling error on the type of kiln in your postings. It is a Noborigama not a Naborigama.

The name of the kiln (kama or gama when preceeded by the other characters) comes from the verb noborimasu.... which means to go up (like a flight of stairs).

best,

..........................john

"Long term noborigama firing potter"



#4 JBaymore

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:29 AM

No problem, Adam. :)
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Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art

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