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Anagama Workshop 2022

13th June until 21st June 2022

The beauty of wood firings has been a part of Guldagergaard’s ceramic tradition for many years now. Guldagergaard’s wood-fired kilns have attracted potters and artists from all over the world.

This workshop will focus on firing Guldagergaard’s small Anagama, called by many BABYGAMA. – kiln built by Andres Allik, kiln master from Estonia. It is a smaller version of the traditional Japanese Anagama kiln, with addition of a secret chamber in the back suitable only for wood firing glazes, meaning that very little or no ash deposit at all will reach that part of the kiln during the firing. It has impressive 1.5 m3 of space and dimensions W115 x L218 x H92.

Learn about this amazing process of firing the kiln for many days and nights.

This process includes glazing and preparing ceramics for firing, loading the kiln, preparing firewood, as well as taking care of the kiln and ceramics after the firing, which is important knowledge for everyone who is passionate of wood-firings.

Join us in exploring on how to increase kiln temperatures, taking great care and attention to details, like the sound of the fire crackling, the glow of the embers, the whoosh of the air circulation and the atmosphere inside the kiln.

This workshop is led by our kiln yard technicians Oliver Harding and Ana Tanevska.

Add on: Short Term Residency possibility

Guldagergaard offers the possibility for Workshop participants to combine the Workshop days with 1-2 weeks residency before the Workshop for additional price of 2500 DKK per week (incl tax). This would allow participants to make their ceramics on-site before the firing.

Price includes access to Studio facilities and accommodation for 1 week. Price doesn’t include additional firings and materials.

To reserve Short Term Residency send e-mail directly to: kasia@ceramic.dk

Schedule of the Workshop:

1st day: Start of the workshop (10am)

                         Looking at glaze samples

                         Preparing wadding

                         Glazing and wadding

                         Loading          

2nd day: Loading

                Preparing wood

                Start with firing in the evening

3rd & 4th & 5th day: Firing

6th & 7th & 8th day: Kiln cools down, no activities

9th day: Unloading the kiln and cleaning

Price:

4000 DKK (incl tax)

What you get:

  • Guidance from our technicians
  • Range of wood firing glazes to choose from
  • Materials necessary for loading kiln
  • Wadding
  • Wood
  • Assistance while loading the kiln
  • Assistance during the firing
  • Leather aprons and gloves (although we recommend that you bring your personal)
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What you must bring:

  • Bisque-fired works (unless you join Residency before the Workshop). It is hard to estimate how many pieces you will be able to fire. It depends on the amount of participants and size of everyone’s works. It is better to bring a bit more and have a variety to choose from.
  • Dust mask or respirator
  • Working clothes: pants, shirt with long sleeves and jackets made only from natural fabrics. No open toes!

Language of the Workshop:

English

Meals:

You are responsible for your own meals. We are providing access to fully equipped kitchen.

Accommodation during the Workshop:

It is possible to rent a room at Guldagergaard for 300 DKK per night (only if available)

If you have any questions contact: kasia@ceramic.dk

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