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Woodfire Workshop Jan. 8 @ Morean Center for Clay

16 Feb 2016, Posted by Morean Administrator in Classes, Community, Events, Press Releases

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MEDIA ALERT:

Great Photo/Video Opportunity Friday, January 8

During Florida Heat: Woodfire Workshop at Morean Center for Clay

Ceramic enthusiasts from around the country have come to the Morean Center for Clay for a weeklong workshop surrounding the center’s one-of-a-kind Anagama Kiln.

Participants and instructors spent the last few days loading around 1,000 pots into the 500-cubic-foot kiln, hand-built in 2002. The group will spend the rest of the week firing the kiln around the clock, making for an amazing photo/video opportunity after sunset.

Media is invited to drop by after 5 PM Friday (January 8) to get an up-close look at the Anagama Kiln firing process that pays homage to artists in the Far East hundreds of years ago who built their own kilns into hillsides.

The firing process gives the ceramic art a truly unique glaze when completed.

  • The kiln will take a week to cool down, so the unloading of the Anagama will take place at 10 AM Saturday, January 16.

Some of the nation’s top wood fire artists are conducting the weeklong workshop with expert ceramic artists from Morean Center for Clay.

“This is a great hands-on way to learn how to fire a wood kiln and have a lot of fun with the best woodfire artists in the entire country,” says Matt Schiemann of Morean Center for Clay.

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