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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soda Fire workshop......

May 14th & 15th - July 16th & 17th – October 22nd & 23rd

             These 2 day workshops hosted by Potter Dan Hill will focus on how the movement of flame and Soda-Vapour in the atmospheric kiln can be used to enhance clay and surfaces and breathe life into your pots.

            Workshop group size will be 8 - 12 participants. Each participant will bring 6 – 10 bisque fired pots of various sizes for the firing. The clay bodies used should be ^6 stoneware (low iron body) or porcelain. Dan uses Mid-white stoneware and 6-50 porcelain from Tuckers and 910 porcelain from PSH to good effect.

            The Workshop will include glazing and decorating, strategic placement of pots in the down-draft kiln, firing and introducing Soda into the kiln as well as discussions and demonstrations about the processes and aesthetics involved.

            Cost for the 2 days is $175.00 plus a $25.00 materials fee. $200.00 in total.

            Dans' studio/showroom is located near the picturesque village of Wilno which is nestled in the hills of the beautiful Madawaska Valley region in eastern Ont. Canada. The Wilno area has excellent restaurants, B&Bs, guest houses, and motels as well as 2 galleries. The Madawaska Valley region is known for its’ vibrant artistic community and many opportunities for outdoor adventures. Wilno is located 2 hours drive West of Ottawa on Hwy 60 and 2 hours 15 minutes north of Peterborough near Barrys Bay.

For a complete workshop itinerary and other info please contact Dan Hill.
E-mail or phone 613 756 9283.
To see photos of Dans’ pottery, kilns and for more information, please visit

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