Thursday, 16 July 2009

"Woodfire Marathon" at Guldagergaard

WOODFIRE MARATHON

International Ceramic Research Center – Guldagergaard
Skælskør
Denmark

1 – 31 August 2009
For the whole of the month of August I will be at Guldagergaard, for the Woodfire Marathon.
This involves a whole lot of firing activity during the month, working on making improvements to the kilns and discussing future plans for the kiln yard.
Here is the program for the month:

1 Introduction
2 Clays for wood fire – discussions. Making of tests.
3-4 Erection of new chimney pipe on Bourry-Box kiln ”Skælskør Express”
Wood preparation
Packing of Bourry Box Kiln ”Skælskør Express”
4 Lecture
5-6 Firing ”Skælskør Express”
8 Kiln opening and cleaning up.
Analysis of results
Packing of Bourry Box Kiln ”Skælskør Express”
Wood preparation
9-10 Firing Bourry Box Kiln ”Skælskør Express”
12 Kiln opening and cleaning up
Firing ”Soda Kiln” ?
13 Visit to Copenhagen - Craft Market Frue Plads
15-16 Wood preparation – ”Olsen Cross Draught”
Glazing
17 Packing of ”Olsen Cross Draught” kiln starts
19-21 Firing of ”Olsen Cross Draught” kiln
22 WOODFIRE DAY with guest speakers
23 Firing Bourry Box Kiln ”Skælskør Express”
25 Opening of ”Olsen Cross Draught”
Opening of ”Skælskør Express”
26-27 Clean up of kiln, kiln shelves etc
Analysis and documentation of work
27 – 30 Exhibition in Apple House Gallery of results
31 Departure
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