Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art
Ages 18 + up / Intermediate + Advanced 

Instructors:
Michael Fujita | Pratt Institute Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics | michaelfujita.com
Veronica Byun | MWPAI Coordinator + Instructor of Ceramics | veronicabyun.com


This summer's workshop explores form, function, aesthetic values, textures, tactile qualities, and surface development of atmospheric firing through salt and wood. Works will be made from start to finish during the workshop. Participants develop a contemporary and historic understanding of the unique qualities and processes of salt- and wood-firing and learn to work with the ancient processes of the Anagama kiln. The resulting colors and textures are totally unique to the process and to each fire.

Nurture and grow your personal aesthetic. Step outside the ordinary and live in the extraordinary in this exceptional two-week experience of creating clay works, decorating, and firing with salt and wood on the MWPAI and PrattMWP campus.

MONDAY, JUNE 18 - SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018
2-weeks / Code 182WK104-1
Studio Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m 
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Tuition: $550 (Includes $50 Materials Fee)
Optional on-campus housing: $500
 
Questions?
?Please contact Veronica Byun at vbyun@mwpai.edu or Michael Fujita at mfujita@pratt.edu 
Join the workshop on FACEBOOK!

MORE INFO…
Workshop will begin on Monday, June 18 at 8 a.m. in the Ceramics Studios. The workshop will end early afternoon on Sunday, July 1 to allow for participants to travel home.

Participants will be provided with up to 75lbs of clay body of their choice (porcelain, T3 or Z stoneware, and studio clay body) during the workshop. All cone 10 clay bodies, glazes, and slips used in salt and wood firing are excellent for both Salt kiln and the Anagama. A variety of slips and oxides are provided and will greatly enhance the firing process. Glazing should be limited to the inside of vessels since the outside surface of the vessels need to interact with the salt and the ash.

Questions? Please contact Veronica Byun at vbyun@mwpai.edu or Michael Fujita at mfujita@pratt.edu

CERAMICS STUDIO GUIDLINES PDF

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (Tentative)
Studio Open 8am - 10pm during workshop

June 18,19,20 – Throwing, Hand-Building, Slip Casting
June 21 – Trimming, Drying, Finishing/ Load Bisque
June 22 – Prep Kiln/Firing Bisque
June 23 – Start Loading Wood Kiln/Glazing
June 24 – Finish Loading/Start Firing (Evening)
June 25 – Firing– Start loading Salt kiln
June 26 – Firing/Finish off firing late evening
June 27 – Fire Salt Kiln – Wood Kiln cooling
June 28 – Kiln Yard Cleanup – Prep for Unloading
June 29 – Unload Salt Kiln
June 30 – Half Day Activity TBA
July 1 – Unload Wood Kiln

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
Optional on-campus housing is available for a flat fee of $500.00. Please review costs , policies, and purchase HERE >>

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING
Other options include local campsites, AirBnB rentals, and local bed & breakfast establishments.
Transportation during the workshop is the responsibility of the participant.

TUITION
Full payment is required to complete registration. Spots may not be reserved without payment.
Fees cover all basic materials, clay, and glaze.

WORKSHOP REFUND + CANCELLATION POLICY
Full refunds for cancellation will be made up to 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop. Under 30 days, no refund will be granted unless it is a medical emergency accompanied by a doctors note.
If unforeseen circumstances cause MWPAI to cancel the workshop, registrants will receive a full refund for tuition and housing.

GENERAL SCHOOL OF ART POLICIES

ABOUT THE CERAMICS STUDIO
The MWPAI pottery studio encompasses 3,500 square feet of the historic carriage house Ceramics and Sculpture Studio Building. It is the best equipped ceramics facility in the area. Assets include over a dozen electric wheels, a slab roller, extruder, mixers, electric kilns, and a Bailey Car kiln. The kiln shed is equipped with large salt kilns, downdraft kiln, and an anagama kiln. The shed is the hub for workshops and for learning the fundamentals of salt and wood firing. The second floor is home to the Sunithi S. Bajekal Small Works Gallery and the Vincent R. Clemente Ceramic Resource Room, a library of 250 ceramic books,magazines, and DVD demos for research and inspiration.

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ABOUT PRATTMWP

 

MWPAI / PrattMWP School of Art Ceramics Salt + Wood Firing Workshop 2016 from mwpai on Vimeo.

  
Dates:June 18 - July 1, 2018   
Meets:M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa and Su from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Instructor:Instructor Information
Fee:$550 

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