Otago Polytechnic

For potters & ceramic artists: wood-kiln firing

Start Date: 08 August 2014

End Date: 15 September 2014

12-14 SEPT, DSA, RIEGO ST 

A wood-kiln firing of pots and ceramics made by local potters and ceramic artists. Stoking the kiln is an 18-20 hour event at the Ceramic Studio, Dunedin School of Art.  Bring your bisqued pots to the wood firing and help stoke the fire, especially towards the end when things get quite exciting. School groups welcome to come and view the firing. The pots will be taken from the kiln Sunday midday.This is a once a year occurrence, and the BARRY BRICKELL exhibition His Own Steam at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery is the special occasion for the firing. There will also be a wheel demonstration by Barry Brickell at Dunedin Public Gallery the same weekend - see details of the weekend's line up below.

Please contact robert.cloughley@op.ac.nz prior to Friday September 5 if you wish to put work in the kiln. 

Timetable:

All pots must be stoneware clay, bisqued before they go into the wood kiln and only cone ten to 12 glazes - no exceptions to these requirements. If you are coming down to the Brickell exhibition opening on Saturday 13th September, you can send pots down to the Ceramic Studio. Please address these to: 

Att. Rob
Dunedin School of Art
Riego St, Dunedin

Please note: you will need to turn up on Friday to help stoke the fire (tip: if sending glazed pots, you could fuse the glaze by doing a second bisque firing with the glaze on).

Wednesday 10 Sept - Thursday 11 Sept (morning): kiln loading  

Thursday 11 Sept (afternoon): pre-heat kiln

Friday 12 Sept: all fired up. Firing from 6am onwards. A wood-kiln firing of pots and ceramics made by local potters. This is a once a year occurrence, and the Barry Brickell exhibition His Own Steam at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery is the special occasion for the firing. Stoking the kiln is an 18-20 hour event at the Ceramic Studio, Dunedin School of Art. Come and help fire up the kiln, especially towards the end when things get quite exciting. School groups welcome to come and view the firing. The pots will be taken from the kiln Sunday midday.


Saturday 13 Sept: Barry Brickell’s opening at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Friends and potential friends on at 10:30am: a pottery wheel demonstration by Barry Brickell in the exhibition His Own Steam. This will be followed by a morning tea with Barry. Free for Friends and $10 for the general public. However, if you join the friends prior to or on the morning, you will be welcome to attend both the demonstration and the morning tea free of charge.


Sunday 14 Sept: 
10.00am - DPAG - Morning talk by Barry Brickell and David Craig in the exhibition His Own Steam: A Barry Brickell Survey.His Own Steam is a touring exhibition that has been curated by Dowse Art Museum Senior Curator Emma Bugden and sociologist David Craig, in close partnership with Barry Brickell.

–  (midday) open and unload the Kiln, Dunedin School of Art

Contact Rob at the Ceramic Studio: robert.cloughley@op.ac.nz (021 1422929) for further information or to register interest in the wood-kiln firing. Offers of wood also appreciated. 

Expiry: 15 Sep 2014