Clay and Fuse - Led by Wali Hawes
The great thing about this workshop which will be held on the 8th-9th May is that it will take place in the magnificent setting of
The Centre for Contemporary Art in Calders
Just north of Barcelona it is a new centre that opens its doors to artists from all over the world as a centre for creativity and critical art which is conscious and aware of the situation of our planet.
Within this framework we include "Clay & Fuse" as a first step towards an approach in bringing together Contemporary Art and Ancient Wisdom as a way of adquiring new methods of acting responsibly. The workshop content is about using what we have of Natural Resources and a responsible use of ceramic materials and how Fire can be used as a concept and action in the practice of Contermporary Art.
For more information contact Wali or Mercè Jara Muns, Cultural Assistant - see www.cacis.cat
Summer Courses & Events 2008
'Raku Weekend' Clay Monograph Series.
21st-22nd June 2008
Hills of The Odaka Highlands, Mie-ken. Japan
26th-27th July 2008
Arsenal Escola Municipal d'Art, Esplugues de Llobregat, (Barcelona)
4th-8th August and 11th-15th August 2008
Centre de Formation aux Arts Ceramique,
Embarrarte 2008-Fire Trees'
Ceramic Festival in Spain
1st-6th Sept 2008
Ponferrada, Leon, Spain
15th-20th September, 2008
Escola-Taller Ramon Fort
Llers, (Girona) Spain
Workshop Program 2007
April 15 - 16, Odaka Highlands,
Workshop Program 2006
Wraku Your Brains - A Raku Workshop
April 15 - 16, Odaka Highlands, Mie, Japan.
Wali Hawes at Sacred Heart, Tokyo.
Differing Approaches to Design
** More Info **
Worshop Program 2005
Experimental Firing Techniques
Escola Taller Ramon Fort
- Kilns built from a shopping trolley, Mangagama (comicbooks),
Tin drums, The
Wall, fast-fire anagama and loads more.
- Decorative techniques
siggilata, metalic salts, post-firing intervention,
use of various
combustibles and paperclay
International Ceramics Festival
1st-3rd July 2005
Festival with a host of international artists covering demonstrations,
firings, lectures and events.
19th-20th March 2005
In the hills of The Odaka Highlands
- Building of wood, gas and oil fired kilns for raku.
- Clay bodies
- Glazes and slip resist-Naked Raku,
Copper matt, Fast-Fire Salt (Salt
Glazing Raku Style) Post-Firing Intervention
the piece while
still red hot.
- Saturday evening is a visit to the onsen and and "Artist Talk" by
Cost:-18,000 yen covers materials, board and lodging.
Info: email Wali
Worshop Program 2004
Spanish Lustres and Soda Firing
6th-16th December 2004
Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi
Spanish Lustres gas fired. Course covers clay bodies, glazes
firing techniques. Soda Firing. Kiln building and gas fired soda
Clay and Glazes (liners), decorative techniques and use of metalic
Organized by Delhi Blue Trust
Firebrand 24th - 25th April 2004
7th in the series of Clay Monographs will deal with the building and firing of the following kilns:-
- wood fired bottle kiln
- paper kiln
- the wall
- anagama-type paper kiln
Wood-fired bottle kiln.
The bottle kiln originates
Stoke-on-Trent in England. See Gladstone
But since 1980 I have built and fired many such kilns in the
Spain and India. We will build and wood fire glaze pottery with
this type of kiln.
This is the true paperkiln. Wood-fired we experiment with different
types of combustibles, terra sigilatta, burnishing and slips.
A kiln built in the form of a long, hollow wall is wood fired.
The "wall" acts as a form of large "Sagger".
Surface treatment and the use of coal play a significant part in
Anagama Type Paper Kiln
Following on from some work being done here in Japan we will be
building a kiln not unlike an anagama in principle but using the "paper
kiln" technique in the construction.
Other areas of work include suitable types of clays for firing,
slips, terra sigilatta, glazes and surface treatment.
information contact Wali Hawes
Worshop Program 2003
- "Raku Weekend" dates May 3-4, May 24-25, November
Fire Trees" July 19-21
- "Experimental Firings"October
This workshop dealt with how kilns become part of and integreted
creative process. We do not forget the pieces but the kilns are almost
important and how we fire and what results we achieve are on equal
often the kilns are purpose built and of a transitory nature. Take "Le
Mobile" built from a shopping trolley and can be wheeled around,
or the "mangagama" built from comic books and a whole
host of others. Various
combustibles and surface treatment allow to explore endless possibilities.
Raku has come along way since Chojiro. Whilst in Japan Raku continues
own unique course mainly directed towards Tea Bowls for the Tea Ceremony
Outside Japan a whole new panorama of expression has developed.
the Raku that we do not only is kiln building an essential part-oil,
wood kilns mainly but also glazes and surface techniques like Naked
also stress the need to learn from both expressions and to explore
we can develop new forms of creativity as is the case of Fast-Fire
In-Situ" Firings. Fast-Fire Salt should not be confused with
because we are talking of salt glazing pieces but in the raku style.
More information on the Raku Weekend can be found on Pottery Tech
Monographs here. Fire Trees workshop