Disabled access - No
HOT TUB KILN MACHINE
The use of wood to fire clay is a continuation of technology and tradition from ancient history into contemporary practice. The characteristic earthen tones, ash deposits, burnt sienna flashings, natural glaze surfaces, and spontaneous effects are sought after in atmospheric firing processes. During the Open House Festival I hope to build on and develop the use of atmospheric firing in my own work as well as widen my experience of kiln (and hot tub) building. Constructing and firing a wood fired kiln that will also heat a hot tub in the garden. Visitors will be invited to stoke the fire, take a dip or view/use a selection of wood fired ceramics being exhibited indoors as well as consider other uses for the kiln...
It is my hope that this exhibition/event will allow for conversations and interactions to take place through the handling of materials and involvement with process as well as allow visitors to reflect on ideas of tradition, contemporary practice, energy use and sustainability while potentially working together to keep the kiln and hot tub hot. Themes of domesticity are ever present in my work and the opportunity to exhibit my ceramics in my own home is exciting as is the opportunity to allow others to consider there own habitats as well as the relation ship we all have the objects around us.
Over the course of the weekend I hope to continue my research into wood kiln history, theory, principles of design, construction and firing process with the goal of furthering my understanding and maximising the nuances of wood firing and its relationship to form and surface.
Please bring suitable swimwear (and a towel) should it be required.
Saturday 29th April - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 30th April - 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM