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Slip Into Soda Firing

June 6 - 11, 2021

Brenda Lichman  ·  brendalichmanpottery.com

Workshop at a glance

Discover approaches to creating thrown and altered pottery using decorating techniques that enhance forms while also using flashing slips and other atmospheric glazes on pieces made during the week and glazing bisque ware from home.


  • Thrown and altered pottery forms
  • Slips and glazing for an atmospheric kiln
  • Firing processes on the soda kiln


  • 3 – 5 bisque pots for soda firing
  • Slips and glazes


  • Soda fired pots
  • Surface design for atmospheric firing
  • Manipulating clay while adding slip

Artist Bio

Brenda Lichman is a studio potter in Wichita, Kansas. Her work has been exhibited in notable exhibitions including the 23rd Strictly Functional National, 50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics and Heartland Table, an exhibition project pairing potters with chefs. Lichman’s work has been published in Surface Design for Ceramics and 500 Teapots, Volume 2.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Brenda Lichman

Workshop Description

Students will discover approaches to creating thrown and altered pottery using slip techniques that enhance forms fired in an atmospheric kiln. You will learn how to alter forms by pushing, pulling, and manipulating clay while adding slip decoration. The class will cover flashing slip techniques, in-depth discussions of the soda firing process and glazing for the soda kiln. Participants should bring three to five bisque fired pots that will be glazed and fired to cone 10 using the instructor’s slip and glaze recipes and engage in the loading and firing of Arrowmont’s soda kiln. Throwing skills preferred but not necessary.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  download the materials list

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