All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Come and learn all about the dragon that is the Peters’ Valley Noborigama. This will be a hands on firing workshop where you will participate in all aspects of the wood firing process. Bring your own bisque fired stoneware or porcelain works and learn how to glaze, decorate and wad pieces in order to maximize the beauty of atmospheric firing. Everyone will participate in the loading and firing of the two chambered Noborigama kiln which offers both a wood and salt chamber. While the kiln is firing you will learn about firing theory and variables that affect surface development until it reaches desired conditions. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Nick Schwartz was born in Manhattan, N.Y. in 1975. He grew up in a family embedded in the music industry and was surrounded by artists for much of his childhood. After discovering clay in high school, he went on to study at a small liberal arts school in Florida, where he was encouraged to travel abroad and set up independent studies in ancient cultures and their ceramic works. After graduating from university, he traveled to Japan for an apprenticeship. After a fortuitous turn of events, he found himself working with an avant-garde artist who had shared a studio with John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg. Upon returning to the United States, Nick moved to Northern California and received a grant to build a community wood kiln. He founded a circus, made ceramics, baked bread in a clandestine bakery and then founded Flynn Creek Pottery where he currently lives and works with his wife Jessica Rae Thompson.