Kindrogan 15th-17th March 2013!
The next Kindrogan Weekend is nearly upon us, and we are no longer able to take bookings. We hope to see you there!
This year we are very excited to have Nic Collins (www.nic-collins.co.uk), Sasha Wardell (www.sashawardell.com) and Susan O'Bryne (www.susanobryne.com) as our demonstrators - three very well renowned and talented ceramic artists with three completely different approaches to their work.
Nic Collins, who is known for his one-off thrown and anagama woodfired stoneware pieces, will give us a slide show presentation of his work and his fascination with anagama woodfirings. He will also demonstrate some of his throwing techniques for us throughout the weekend, hopefully also throwing a large-scale pot, as well as talk about firing techniques.
Sasha Wardell's work couldn't be more different to Nic's. She specialises is fine slip-cast bone china, and has had industrial training periods in factories both in Limoges and Stoke-on-Trent. She will demonstrate plaster working techniques to include plaster modelling and altering, simple drop-out moulding as well as ‘setter making’. (supplementary piece used to minimise distortion of high-fired clays).
She will also demonstrate a variety of decorating techniques including working with coloured and layered bone china slip and water erosion techniques – all of which aim to maximise the translucent qualities of bone china, and show some finishing techniques and explain the firing cycle.
Susan O'Byrne makes wonderful animal sculptures in paper clay. She will demonstrate some of her techniques, including how she makes wire armature for her sculptures, working with paper clay, as well as various drawing, printing and stencilling techniques. She will aslo be talking about how she fires her extremely fragile sculptures, and how she has developed an elaborate system of propping her pieces in the kiln.
In addition to these three superb demonstrators, there will also be trade stands where you can buy materials and equipment, the chance to buy yourself a Scottish Potters' Association fleece or apron, the opportunity to meet and blether with lots of other people who are just as mad about clay as yourself, plus of course a ceilidh and fancy dress on Saturday night.
And don't forget to make something to enter for the Kindrogan Award competition! This year's theme is 'Natural Scotland'. Get the creative juices flowing, and take part. Everyone is welcome to participate, wether you are a professional or just an enthusiastic amateur!
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