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Wild Projects: Communal Ceramics Workshop and Pit Firing with Nita Nathwani
Sat 29 April 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
A chance to try new ceramic techniques in a rural setting and to meet new artists and makers.
This is a day-long event which involves digging a small pit for controlled ceramics firing. Blanks will be provided to fire. Led by Nita Nathwani, ceramacist and contemporary artist who has over a decade of experience working with clay, leading demonstrations and workshops.
Because pit-firing is a process that takes time and teamwork to set up, it lends itself perfectly to a community effort. It's a fun and unusual creative process that most makers don't get to try. The unique communal effort also brings together like-minded people and provides both a creative and social opportunity. Food and refreshments provided.
Making and Materials
Materials will be provided for making ceramics work. You may also bring a small number of your own work to fire, preferably bisque. We recommend using grogged stoneware for the best effect. If you plan on doing this or want advice on materials please get in touch. The work will take 24 hours to fire and cool, arrangements for collection can be made on the day. Contact us to enquire about overnight accommodation.
Sudborough Green Lodge is located in the centre of a meadow at the heart of Fermyn Woods, it is accessible from a 2-mile stretch of forest track. The cottage is centrally heated via a log burner, with plenty of wood and kindling available on site.
Car: Drive to the A6116 (between Corby and junction 12 of the A14). The turning for Harley Way is next to the entrance to Fermyn Woods Country Park. The entrance to the Lodge is a Forestry Commission gate on Harley Way, opposite and along from Gliding Club.
Train: The nearest railway station is Corby, to arrange a lift to or from the station please contact Sophie (details below).
Please meet at 9:30am at the Forestry Commission gates on Harley Way, along from Geddington Gliding Club.
Sudborough Green Lodge Coordinator: Sophie Cullinan.
Phone: 07923 441873