Waikato Society of Potters
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Phoenix Wood Firing

with Duncan Shearer
Saturday 8th June 9:00am - Sunday 16th June 2024 7:00pm
Where  Waikato Society of Potters, Ward Park Arts Centre, Hamilton View Map

A limited number of spaces are available to share the use of the kiln on this upcoming wood firing. 

The wood will need to be collected, prep'd and stacked a month earlier (mid May) to ensure it is dry on the day.
Saturday 8 June: Prep day: organize wood, prep shelves and kiln 
Saturday 15 June: packing kiln
Sunday 16 June: firing kiln
Sunday 23 June: unloading kiln

You will need to bring at least a banana box amount of work for the kiln.
Please glaze your pieces prior to 15 June so that they're ready to load.

The total cost for a standard wood firing is $520. A deposit of $30 (members) or $50 (non-members) must be paid in advance to secure a space in the firing. The balance of the firing cost is to be distributed amongst the participants based on how much space they have in the kiln. The fire master is in charge of distributing the cost between the participants which is to be paid at the end of the loading day, before firing. Cost includes glaze materials, contribution to kiln maintenance, studio use, admin and firemaster fees.

To potential participants:

Whether this is your first wood-firing experience or you are a seasoned Phoenix fan, here are some points for you to consider/remember before enrolling:

The firing process takes 3 days. Day 1 – preparation (wood organisation, shelf and prop washing, wadding prep); Day 2 – wadding and loading pots into the kiln; Day 3 – firing. You will be involved in all 3 days.

Your pots need to be made from high firing stoneware clay. Some clays are labelled as “stoneware” but are in fact mid-firing clays. Please check – clays used need a firing range up to at least 1280C.  Download a list of suitable clays usually available at WSP and information on slips. You must be able to identify the clay used for it to be accepted into the kiln. We will also send you some guidelines as to suitable sizes and shapes of pots.

Sorry, no previously fired pots (i.e.  re-fires) will go into the kiln.

Please ensure you use only cone 10 glazes. Appropriate WSP Studio glazes are identified by “stoneware” written on the bucket lid.less

A limited number of spaces are available to share the use of the kiln on this upcoming wood firing.  The wood will need to be... more
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Booking deposit - members $30.00

Booking deposit - non members $50.00

Available 2 Apr 2024 - 15 Jun 2024

All prices in NZ Dollars and include GST

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