Ceramics: Anagama, wood firing and Saggar firing

Course Dates: 21/04/23 - 07/07/23
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Rare opportunity to learn about the ancient firing technique of an Anagama Kiln.
The course is about experimenting with saggar firings at City Lit ceramics studio, then culminating with firing the wood fired Anagama Kiln at Oxford University over 5 days, packing on Wednesday 5th July, firing from Thursday 6th July finishing Sunday 9th July and unpacking the kiln on Saturday 15th July,this part of the course is off site at the Anagama kiln Oxford. The course will involve making specific clay bodies, wood ash glazes and shino glazes.
Learners should have some experience working in clay.
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Full fee £1,499.00 Senior fee £1,199.00 Concession £974.00

Course Code: VR702

Fri, day, 21 Apr - 07 Jul '23

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course is about experimenting with Saggar firings using different materials at City Lit, which will involve making clay bodies and specific glazes for the Anagama kiln. Leaning about the Anagama kiln and packing and firing it off site at Oxford University Kiln site. Working in shifts to successfully fire the Anagama Kiln.

What will we cover?

Anagama wood fired kiln
Firing an outside kiln with a group
Clay bodies
Wood ash glazes
effects of wood fired ceramics
Experimenting using saggars(ceramic boxes).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

make different glazes for stoneware temperatures
make different clay bodies
help fire a Anagama kiln
use a saggar.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Learners should have some experience working in clay.
Intermediate & advanced

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and
safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and
be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations, both group and individual.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need to be able to travel to Oxford University Kiln site over the 5th july to 9th July, or find accomodation in the area.
There is a charge of £2.50 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £20:00 per bag/ £10:00 per half bag.

Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.

To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing info@londongraphics.co.uk with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.

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