Playing with Fire (and soda), a Jesus Minguez III Master Workshop
We are excited to have master potter Jesus Minguez III return to Indian River Clay for a fun-filled 2-day master workshop on soda firing. Join Jesus on Saturday to learn about the history and technique of atmospheric firings, and how our experimental soda kiln was converted from electric to gas. Jesus will discuss the materials used in the process and will demonstrate techniques for both throwing and hand-building that maximize the effects of the soda firing. After a bag-lunch break, students will slip-decorate their bisque pieces, with guidance from the instructor.
On Sunday morning we will resume, load the experimental kiln and start firing. While the kiln is firing and cooling, there will be time for more demonstrations and discussions. A pot-luck lunch will follow. At the end of the day we will open and unload the kiln and discuss the results.
Participants must pick up 3 lb of clay from the Studio to make up to 2 4”x4” pieces and return those pieces to the Studio to be bisqued before the 20th. For the workshop a simple form like a cup or a box will probably work best.
Pre-Registration is required.
Instructor: Jesus Minguez III
Skill Level: Able to construct a 4” piece in clay
Materials Fee: $0
Materials To Bring: none
Class Date: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
Time: 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: 1239 16th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960