David Gamber leads an exploration of the many possibilities offered by the multi chambered noborigama kiln located at Appel Farm in Salem County, NJ. In the first chamber, students will study the effects of wood ash, flashing slips, and glazes on clay.In the second chamber, discover the many variations possible when adding salt. In the fire box, students will encounter results more akin to anagama kilns, with ash and cinder buildup on the raw clay.
There will be open studio time to glaze work Friday, October 16th in Moorestown (Glazes and wadding will be provided). Participants should bring 20–30 bisqued pots or sculptural pieces rated to Cone 10.
Please arrive at 9:00am on Saturday to load the kiln.
Flashing slips and glazes will be available for use at Appel Farm Saturday morning.
Participants will be scheduled to work in teams to fire the kiln to temperature beginning Saturday evening or early Sunday. While MANDATORY shifts will likely be 4 hours, participants should plan to be available all day Sunday to ensure a successful firing. It is also MANDATORY to attend the unloading of the kiln on Sunday, October 24th.
These are clays that I can recommend;
From Laguna Clay Co. B-mix wood WC899*
Grolleg porcelain MC550 should act much like S257
From Standard Ceramic Supply
Troy Wood fire S621*
Wood Fired Stoneware S508*
White Stoneware S182**
Brown Stoneware S306**
Red Stoneware S205 used in other kilns with decent results
Grolleg porcelain S257**
** Perkins Studio Clays- regularly used in our kiln
* Other clays recently used with good results in our kiln
Letters on numbers are The Ceramics Shops id system and may be different with different suppliers
Participants will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing in the studio and on-site.