Making Work for Wood-firing w/Lindsay Oesterritter
April 1 & 2, 10a-5p
Join us for a two-day jam-packed workshop with Lindsay Oesterritter. In this workshop, Lindsay will cover designing pots for wood firing and all that goes into wood firing. She will do an artist talk, show students hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques for vessel making, discuss clay bodies to work with, discuss her own firings, and reduction cooling. See below for a sample schedule for both days. Students will be allowed to bisque work at the studio. Later in April and May, members, staff, and students will be traveling to Canton Clay Works to wood-fire. We'd love for you to join us. Wood firing is a millennia-old tradition and there's nothing like it for connecting with the elements and communing with your fellow potters.
"I am originally from Louisville Kentucky, and where I first started working in clay. While studying ceramics at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, and travelling abroad in China and Australia, I was able to focus my research and work with a wide range of raw materials and clay bodies. The surfaces I am most drawn to and inspire my current line of work are achieved by reduction cooling with a wood kiln. The majority of my wares are unglazed, letting the clay play a large role in the finished wood fired surfaces.
I now live and work in my home studio in Manassas Virginia. I fire my kiln about four times a year, and am still regularly testing new materials and forms."