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Ceramics & Sculpture

Soda Firing Workshop

Soda firing is an atmospheric firing technique where sodium carbonate, also known as soda ash, is introduced into a kiln when it’s above 2300°F. The soda creates a specific effect on the surfaces of the pottery and interacts with glazed surfaces in a way that is unlike other firing methods/techniques. In this class we will make pottery/forms intended to be fired in the soda kiln. We will explore altering and embellishing to enhance the effect from firing, and how to finish pieces utilizing flashing slips and specific glazes intended to perform best in this type of atmospheric firing. Students will learn how to prepare final work for the PCA&M Soda Kiln, and we will load the kiln as a class. Our final class will offer students the opportunity to help fire the kiln. Please note each student will be limited to a 18inx12inx8in space in the kiln. Students will be invited back to help unload and see each other’s finished work as well.

Students must be 18 years of age or older.

When this is offered

Tuesday Afternoon (April 02 - April 30)
Length: 5 Sessions
Date: April 2, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Age Group: Adult
Instructor: Audra Clayton
Level: Intermediate
Cost: Members: $160 | Non-Members: $185