Project Description

Pit Fire Workshop at the Toshiko Takaezu Studio with Karin Abromaitis

Discover the magic of this ancient pottery technique. Students will learn how to decorate their pots with fire, the way indigenous peoples have for millennia. On the first day students will create and/or decorate their pieces and load them into the pit kiln. The next day the kiln will be opened and students will discuss the results as well as finishing and sealing possibilities. There are no glazes in pit-firing, but instead the opportunity to experiment with materials such as salt, coffee grounds, nut shells, and copper wire, to name just a few possibilities.

Clay and bisque pieces are provided, but feel free to bring your own 3-5 small bisque fired clay pieces if you have any on hand! (Note: light colored clays work best). Dress for a mess as well as for safety with long pants and long-sleeved shirts, and bring work gloves if you have them. Directions, tools, and all materials provided.

Please note: This workshop is held at the Toshiko Takaezu Studio in Quakertown, NJ. Transportation not provided. Pre-registration is required. Early Registration Rewards do not apply for this workshop.

SPRING – 711

  • Age: Adults and teens, 16 and up
  • 2 Days: Wednesday, May 13 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) & Thursday May 14 (1:00 –4:00 p.m.)
  • Raindate: Wednesday, May 20 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) & Thursday May 21 (1:00 –4:00 p.m.)
  • Instructor: Karin Abromatis
  • Tuition: $145; member: $125 (plus $25 materials fee)
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