Soda-Firing Workshop
With Shawn Kam and Leah Bowring 

3-Day Intensive: Oct.  8, 9, & 12
What is a soda kiln and how is it fired? Explore the intricacies of soda firing with hands-on experience. Learn to develop flashing slips and glazes, fire a soda kiln, and build the foundation to explore this exciting firing technique from beginning to end. Each participant may bring one cubic foot of bisque-ware to fire.

Cost: Member: $250 / Other: $275


Excited to announce I will be teaching a soda firing workshop at The Berkeley Potters Studio
As well as having some of my work featured in a group exhibit along side some really great potters and friends, in the gallery of the Berkeley Potters studio.

Atmospheric
A shop featuring soda-fired wares by:
Doug Dowers | Francis Bliven | Leah Bowring | Shawn Kam

March 19 - April 24, M-F: 10 - 6 / Weekends: 11 - 5

Soda-Firing Workshop
With Leah Bowring and Shawn Kam

3-Day Intensive: April 9, 10, & 13
What is a soda kiln and how is it fired? Explore the intricacies of soda firing with hands-on experience. Learn to develop flashing slips and glazes, fire a soda kiln, and build the foundation to explore this exciting firing technique from beginning to end. Each participant may bring one cubic foot of bisque-ware to fire.

Cost: Member: $150 / Other: $175


 NEWS 11.2015
West Coast Craft came and went so fast but I had a great time and look forward to the next show. 

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Over the course of five days I helped build a soda kiln for the Berkeley Potters Studio in Berkeley, CA . Under the expert direction of master kiln builder Ted Neal. The first kiln build I've been a part of as well as my first time welding. Here are a few photos from the build.

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Starting out with pallets of hard fire brick.

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Welding the frame base.

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Laying the base of soft insulating brick, the number 23 refers to the sizing.

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After the first corse of soft brick comes the hard fire brick.

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After precariously stacking the chimney 15 ft or so off the ground, building the arch and welding the rest of the frame. 


Finished but exhausted.