Skill Levels: Intermediate,Advanced
Holly McKeen is a studio potter from Chilliwack, British Columbia. This two day workshop will explore the intricacies of Crystalline, Aventurine and other specialty glazes including “strike” firing techniques with two firing demonstrations in both oxidation and reduction. Included will be instruction on building the portable post fire reduction kiln that we will fire together. Also expect slides of Holly McKeen’s varied works, with discussion of different surface treatments, personal experiences, glaze recipes, firing schedules and troubleshooting for these complex glazes, as well as information regarding her signature Silver Nitrate and Molybdenum specialty glazes. This workshop will, time permitting, include demos and discussion on creating some forms well suited to Crystalline glazes. Withdrawals will not be refunded after September 1, 2021 for this workshop.
Holly McKeen is an internationally recognized ceramicist and has exhibited and presented workshops across North America, and by invitation at Escola de Ceramica de La Bisbal, Spain. She has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and TerrArt – Revista Ceramica Contemporania of Barcelona as well as other periodicals and guild publications. Holly has gained increased recognition with recent regional awards for her unique vessels and work as a professional potter, and she is currently moving her ceramic studies toward a broader array of special effects glazes on porcelain, featuring earthen and rare-earth materials. Holly’s work incorporates many years of experience with the precision formulation and application of complex glazes, utilizing atmospheric controls and computerized technologies that are punctuated by the connected play of heat and flame.
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL
Sat & Sun [10:00 am - 5:00 pm]
Instructor: McKeen, Holly