It will be a great weekend for the beach, but lets spend it in the studio and use our time efficiently. Bring wood, sawdust, cow pies, etc. we can fire at Hartnell.
New times for class: Friday -- 3/27 - 4-6:50pm Saturday -- 9am-3:50pm
DAY 5: 3/27/09 PIT FIRE PREPARTIONS A VISUAL JOURNAL Don't forget your camera.
DAY 4: 3/14/09 Weather permiting beach firing. Wind or rain cancels beach meet at studio. Check here for update or call KC at 831-917-0477.
DAY 3: 3/13/09 Lecture how to pack for the beach, continue studio projects
3/1/09 Friday studio times extended.
Sylvia informed me that the Friday hours are wrong as posted in the syllabus. The hours for Friday will be 4pm - 8pm. The missing two hours will be made up as follows: 30 minutes on 3/13/09 until 8:30pm, 1 hour on 3/28 and 30 minutes earlier on 4/18. Please pass this information on to others.
If you want to fire something at the beach firing, you need to get it bisqued. Please put it on the pit fire cart by Wednesday noon. It would help if you identified it as "to be pit fire bisqued". It will be fired on Thursday and ready to take on Friday.
3/8/09 Treasure Hunt
The search for combustibles for the beach fire is on. You should be collecting materials for Saturday. The weather appears to be dry. The only thing that might cancel is wind. I will post here by 7:30am on Saturday. I have a pile of sea weed. We could use some dry sawdust. If you can get fine hardwood dust, you will get blacker blacks. If you want to "test" some different combustibles try to get at least five tiles done. Special flavors--banana, orange, bay leaf, grape crush (yummo!), peanut shells.
DAY 2: 2/28/09 Lecture. General theories. Pot luck, bring food to share. Finish up projects and leave on pit fire shelf. For next time: Search for combustibles. Finish projects at home or studio, leave on pit fire shelf to be bisqued. There are some interesting videos at the end of the lecture, check them out or search pitfire on Youtube.
DAY 1: 2/27/09 Introduction. Pick a project -- carve a bead, pinch a hollow form (some possibilities--bird, egg, gourd/pumpkin, totem/animal), throw a bottle form. Group project -- "One for All" Cut 25 tiles 3x3x1/4", use a stamp to personalize. Make a box to hold for bisqueing. Use the tiles to test different techniques such as "green firing", test a combustible, clay resist... Later we will exchange tiles with each other and assemble one to donate to the auction. For next time: Bring lunch. Search for burnishing tools, bring sanding material.