Adult Workshops | Clay Workshops

Saturday

Take your crystalline glazes to the next level with this unique workshop opportunity with internationally known crystalline potter Annie Cap. Joining us from the U.K., Annie will be sharing her specialist knowledge of creating a clean reduction atmosphere using alcohol in her electric kiln for stunning, high-contrast macro-crystalline results.

Although electric reduction is rumoured to be extremely dangerous and damaging, or just a black art secretly performed in China, Annie’s reality is vastly different.

In this two-day workshop, which will include a live demonstration of reducing at high crystal-growing temperatures (time and kiln gods’ permitting) and review of the arising glaze transformations, Annie will also explore her full reduction process and practical and aesthetic strategies with you. She will openly discuss the pros and cons of electric reduction, and her reasons for persevering with alcohol-drip for crystalline glazes. Additionally, Annie will discuss and share slides of her successes, mistakes, and observations over the years.

You will learn how to modify and prepare an electric kiln for reduction, the fuel options available (some dirtier or cleaner than others), how and when to administer alcohol for specific reduction effects, and Annie’s complete evolved safety protocols.

There will be hands-on activities and various demonstrations as time allows, including an opportunity to build your own alcohol drip administration set to take away, and an optional pre-workshop glazing session held for those who arrive the day before the workshop.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the knowledge to explore electric reduction in your own studio or home—opening you to many beautiful possibilities.

Please Note: It is highly recommended that you are comfortable operating your own electric kiln with a modern digital controller and have experience successfully firing crystalline glazes. As this workshop explores an alternative use of electric kilns—it will not be appropriate for everyone.

Levels: Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $250.00

Non-Member: $275.00