Intermediate Soda Firing - Naked Clay
|Dates:||March 4, 2024|
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This workshop is designed for students who have Soda Fired prior and have the ability to make work independently through Open Studio. A Zoom meeting will give an overview of the timeline, discussing kiln space and surface options available, with an emphasis on little or no glaze on the exterior of forms. Students will work independently producing and glazing their wares and then meet for loading, firing, unloading and clean up, based on the schedule below. All clay bodies must be purchased from the studio.
Includes Open Studio
Introductory Zoom Meeting: March 4th 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Wadding and Loading: April 7th Noon to 5 pm
Charging w/ Soda: April 8th 5:30 to 8 pm
Unload & Clean Up: April 10th 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Students must attend all sessions.
Tom O'Malley began studying ceramics in high school and received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1985. He received his MFA, with honors, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. O'Malley has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning numerous awards. He received an LCC Grant in 1998 and his pottery was the recipient of the People's Choice Award at the 2002 Strictly Functional Pottery National.
His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Lark Books 500 Tiles, and is slated to appear in the forthcoming publication 21st Century Ceramics. He has taught at RISD, Rhode Island College, Becker College, Worcester State University and the Worcester Center for Crafts, and has presented a variety of workshops and lectures throughout New England. He has been a board member of The Studio Potter since 2005 and currently is the Studio Liaison and Program Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts.
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