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4-Day Kiln Building Masterclass with Kevin Millward and Brian Dickenson
June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 20 @ 4:00 pm| £500.00
During this course, with the guidance of Kevin Millward and Brian Dickenson, you will learn to build, pack and fire a dry-laid, self-supporting kiln. Unlike previous kiln-building masterclasses, this course will feature two firings with two different kilns.
This course will cover:
- Information on different types and grades of brick- advantages, and disadvantages.
- Fuel and kiln design options.
- Methods of construction.
- Calculating, Cutting, and constructing arches.
- Building a dry-laid self-supporting kiln.
- Packing and firing.
The schedule will include the whole firing process: from building a small (approx 4cu/ft) mixed fuel kiln to packing and firing and unpacking and discussing results. We ask that you bring a selection (around 15) of your own bisque-fired pots to be glazed at Clay College. Glazes will be provided by the college.
Please note: There will be plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits, and fruit for you to help yourself to throughout the day but lunch is not provided on this course. There is a maximum of 12 places on this course, which will be split into groups of six and taught by one of the tutors.