Instructor: Brian Taylor
June 18, 19, 20 & 23
Starts Sunday at 9am
Unload Friday at 9am
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Come experience the excitement, camaraderie and beautiful results of wood firing in Castle Hill’s wood kiln! You’ll help stoke the kiln all the way to 2300 degrees using only wood as a fuel source all the while creating colorful flashing and ash deposits on your pieces. Students will participate in all aspects of the firing. Bring your bisque pieces of various sizes (4 cubic feet or about 30 pots) to glaze and fire. All bisque-ware must be ^10 clay. We will glaze and load all day Sunday and fire the kiln from Monday morning into Tuesday night. The exciting unload will be on Saturday morning. Contact the Ceramics Managers if you have any questions about suitable clay bodies, slips and glazes that will take full advantage of the results possible with the wood firing process.

Brian Taylor has been practicing ceramics for the past 19 years.  He received his Masters of Fine Arts Degree in 2010 from Alfred University and his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Utah State University in 2006. His work is exhibited nationally and he recently co-authored the book Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artists Guide to Glaze and Color. He has fired and helped construct numerous kilns throughout his career including a train-style kiln at USU designed by his professor, John Neely, the original creator of the train kiln design.  Brian is currently the Ceramic Program Director at Castle Hill and has had the pleasure of firing the train kiln there with great results!