RAGLAN CLAY SHED SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 Building a Backyard Kiln and Soda Firing Dates: Sat 11th – Mon 13th, Jan 2014 Place: The Clay Shed, Stewart St, Raglan Course Fee: $210.00 To Enrol: Contact Susanne Prinz, 027 429 0480 email@example.com
Several years ago I learnt to make a ‘Wee Beauty’ of a salt kiln from a design provided by Peter Lange. It was the first of many purpose-built performance kilns I’ve had to tackle since in order to fire my large sculptures. Although not a natural at kiln building, with a few kiln-building guidelines and welcome help from my friends, we achieved some astounding results. So I fervently believe, if I can do it, anyone can! In this workshop we will build an affordable, small gas-fired brick kiln (pictured), that is easy to fire by yourself (or with a friend) and can be used for bisque, soda or salt glaze firing. Using well known flashing slips on our bisque ware, we will carry out a soda glaze firing on the second day. You’ll come away with some basic knowledge of different kilns and their various uses; some fundamental kiln building guidelines; and the experience of building and firing a small brick kiln. Plus, you’ll have shared in the kiln-side camaraderie of the event.
-------------------------------------------- Susan St Lawrence’s figurative sculpture are about the memories, stories and dreams that we all carry around inside of us. She also organises Community Hearth firings which are large performance kiln firings with lots of participants. These Community Hearth events are a chance for people to experience the wonderful sense of occasion and camaraderie that happens at a potter’s wood kiln firing. Facebook pages: Susan St Lawrence Ceramics, and, Potters Community Hearth Projects Website: www.susanstlawrenceceramics.com, Community Hearth Website: www.prometheushamilton.wordpress.com
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Raglan Creative Market at the Old School Arts Centre
A monthly creative market with the best of Raglan-Whaingaroa food, crafts and art. Seasonal organic produce, homemade pesto’s, and delicious kai. Exquisite woven flax-ware, funky kids accessories, original fashion clothing and jewellery. Paintings & photography, healing arts and entertainment.
Contact the Old School Arts Centre
For more information on the Old School Arts Centre and the arts in Raglan Whaingaroa contact Jacqueline Anderson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone (07) 825 0023.
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What and Where
The Old School Arts Centre is run by the local Raglan Whaingaroa arts chairty, the Raglan Community Arts Council, in a 19th century heritage building in Stewart St, Raglan, New Zealand. The Arts Council supports the arts in Raglan and acts as an umbrella organisation for Raglan arts groups and individuals involved in art and craft.
The Old School Arts Centre is used by the arts community and friends of the arts in Raglan, Whaingaroa, New Zealand for all sorts of art and craft from hip hop to felting. The Clay Shed, a community pottery is a very active part of the centre. The New Zealand edition of the Lonely Planet tourist guide describes the Old School Arts Centre as, "a community hub".
This catalogue provides a taste of the historic arts of Raglan Whaingaroa as featured in the 'THEN' exhibition held at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre in 2007. You can buy it online or at the Old School Arts Centre in Stewart Street, Raglan. Front cover and sample pages shown below.
|Description||16 pages, soft cover in colour and sepia, pages black and white photos and paintings with descriptions.|
|Cost||$10 including GST, packing and postage anywhere in New Zealand.|
|Publisher||Old School Arts Centre|
|Further Details||All enquiries to 07 825 0023 or email@example.com|
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