Workshops

WOODFIRING WEEKEND at the SOUTH JERSEY WOOD FIRE KILN
For Adults
Three chambers--Three explorations
Join teaching artist David Gamber in an exploration of the many possibilities offered by the multi chambered noborigama kiln located at Appel Farm in Salem County, NJ.  In the first chamber explore the effects of wood ash, flashing slips and glazes on clay and in the second chamber discover the many variations possible when adding salt.  In the fire box explore results more akin to anagama kilns, with ash and cinder buildup on the raw clay.  Participants should come prepared to explore the full range of outcomes possible from the kiln.  Flashing slips and glazes will be available for use at Appel Farm Saturday morning.  A list of possible wood fire clay bodies is available on request. Join teaching artist David Gamber in this weekend wood firing on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. Unloading of the kiln will be Thursday, June 16th.
 
Participants should bring 20–30 bisqued pots or sculptural pieces rated to Cone 10.  Please arrive 9am on Saturday to finish glazing and to load the kiln. Participants will be scheduled to work in teams to fire the kiln to temperature beginning Saturday evening or early Sunday. The exact times and lengths of shifts will depend on the number of participants and will be worked out on Saturday.  While shifts will likely be 4-6 hours participants should plan to be available all day Sunday to ensure a successful firing.  
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Dates: Sun-Sat Jun 11th - Jun 12th
» Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
» Class Code: WFW-2
» Seats Available: 3
» Teacher: David E. Gamber
» Location: Appel Farm
» Member's Price: $175.00
» Non-member's Price: $185.00
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Notes:

If you’d like overnight accommodations please contact Melissa Tevere at Appel Farm. mtevere@appelfarm.org.   Payment confirmation from Appel Farm ensures housing.