Susan Beecher is a seasoned workshop presenter whose work has been featured in Clay Times, Ceramics Monthly, and the New York Times, among other publications. She specializes in woodfired forms and soda and salt techniques. Susan’s work has been widely exhibited at venues across the country, including Worcester Center for Craft; Yager Museum, Hartwick College; Seton Gallery,University of New Haven; Baltimore Clayworks; and the New York State Museum, Albany. Additional recognition for her works includes a 2005 monograph featuring her works by Catskill Mountain Press, titled Susan Beecher Woodfired Pottery.
This three-day hands-on workshop allows participants to discover the beauty of soda/salt firing techniques. Students should bring 10 pieces of bisqueware from Cone 10 clay – either dark or light clay is suitable. Please bring bisqueware of different sizes, including more vertical pieces and fewer horizontal pieces such as bowls and plates. On the first day, Susan will discuss & demonstrate decorating and glazing for atmospheric firing, along with loading the kiln. Day two will include firing and additional demonstrations on throwing and altering pots. On day three, while the kiln is cooling, participants will finish the previous days work and then unload the kiln and discuss the work.
Sensational Salt Fire
August 7-9, 2014
Tuition $350 • materials and supplies $ 25
For more information call 270.408.4278 or email WK-PSA@kctcs.edu
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