Light It Up: Wood Firing The Train Kiln
June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020
During this workshop students will create their work and then fire it in Arrowmont’s train kiln. Through class demonstrations, slide talks and class discussions, you will explore the ideas of making work for a wood firing. Discussions will include glaze and non-glaze surface treatments and strategies for placing work in the kiln for a desired outcome. Post firing treatment of the kiln and the work will be covered, along with the allusive idea of “making it” as an artist. No prior wood firing experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $1050
Doug Jeppesen is an associate professor of Art at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. He holds a BA and BFA from the University of Tulsa, and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. Jeppesen has presented at the International Wood Firing Conference at Northern Arizona University and the Second European Wood Fire Conference at Guladagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark. He also organized and hosted the 2016 International Wood Fire Conference at Waubonsee Community College.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.