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Wood Kiln Firing

Next firing November 17th – 19th

The Tyler Park Arts Manabigama (Japanese for “beautiful learning kiln”) is a single chamber wood kiln designed to be efficient, and give beautiful results. The kiln reaches Cone 10 over a firing of 24 hours. A diverse range of atmospheric and ash glaze effects are achieved in this relatively short firing time.

Community firings are split into “Shares”. One share is 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work.

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Firing Schedule:

Participants may glaze and and work the Friday before the firing. Loading the Kiln will begin 9AM. The door should be closed up by 3 and we will start firing at that time. We will start with a small camp fire, and build a coal bed. 555601_560507977336602_52685566_nFiring will last for around 24 hours and we will divide the work stoking into 5 hr shifts.

The Unloading with be the following Thursday when the kiln is cool. We will clean and wash the kiln shelves and sweep out the kiln firebox for the next firing.

Community Firings

  • Clay Type: All clay must be made from Cone 10 Stoneware or Porcelain. Recommended clays are Laguna B-Mix Wood, 750 and Standard Clays 119, 508, 437
  • Limit Per Firing: 8 full shares, 4 cubic feet, about the size of a 30 gallon plastic tote full of work per share.
  • Shifts: Participants must sign up for shifts stoking the kiln during glazing on Friday, or Saturday as the kiln is being loaded.
  • Firing Supervisor: Nathan Willever will lead firings and instruct glazing, loading the kiln and stoking patterns.
  • Provided with your share: Flashing Slip, Glazes, Wadding, Cones, Wood, Firing leader.

Price: 180$ per full share 90$ per half share.
Please register below – and bring your willingness to experiment!

Questions & Information
Nathan Willever
woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org
603-828-9476

To sign up for a firing, or to get information about the kiln, complete the registration form below or contact Nate. Payment must be received no less than 3 weeks prior to firing date to reserve your space. If you prefer to pay by check, it can be made payable to Tyler Park Center for the Arts can be mailed to TPCA Wood Kiln 10 Stable Mill Trail, Richboro PA 18954 along with printed registration from confirmation email.

Time slots are 5 hours long, actual stoking time is 4 hours. You will be observing for the first and last half hours of your scheduled time. This observation time is important as it informs the new stokers of everything they need to know about the kiln and its progress. This observation process is for everyone, even if you are a seasoned stoker.

Please note, signing up for a time slot is a commitment! You must arrive on time and stay the entire shift. We will always have enough people per shift as to be considerate of physical limitations. Stoking is calmer and the atmosphere is cooler during the first three shifts.

Private Rental & Mentored Workshops: Fully mentored group workshops are available. This is a great option for guilds and groups of potters who want to be fully involved in the process of firing their work. Participants arrive with their bisqued and glazed ware. Each member of the group will be guided through the processes of wadding their work, loading the kiln, bricking up the door, firing the kiln, unloading the kiln, and cleaning their work.

Current cost for renting the entire kiln is $1500. We ask for a 400$ security deposit when signing up for a date.

Please contact Nathan Willever at woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org to schedule a firing date.

Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. Nathan was a student of multiple artists during workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, and Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. Nathan is currently a studio potter and educator living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pysanky – Hand-Decorated Eggs w/ Basia Andrusko

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Workshops

Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating Pysanky.

Christmas Egg Ornaments: December 7th

6 – 9pm Ages 12 & up – 30$ + $10 material fee to instructor

Each workshop participant will create a unique and beautiful egg ornament!

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You will be guided through all the steps of transforming a plain egg into a work of art. Adult and/or teen students will learn the age old Ukrainian method of Pysanky, decorating eggshells. We will apply a series of melted beeswax and dyes to create traditional star patterns. When complete, the wax is melted off, revealing the vivid colors. Students will have the option of turning their Pysanky into a unique Seasonal ornaments.

Materials (eggs, stylus, dyes, wax…) and instruction will be provided to make one or two Pysanky.
Kits will also be available for purchase, so that students can continue to make Pysanky and wax-resist batik-style eggs at home, for all seasons and occasions.

Workshop $30  + $10 material fee to instructor

Basia  has been writing Pysanky for over four decades, gathering in the kitchen during Lent to carry on the Ukrainian tradition.
She finds the creation process very soothing and meditative, and look forward to the moment of melting off the wax to reveal the design.
She writes pysanky with traditional patterns, but also enjoys creating egg art with fresh interpretations and original designs (like my beach-inspired seashell patterns).

They make great gifts, especially to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, new home, or just to share with someone special.

 

 

Stained Glass with Kelly Devine

Create unique stained glass works of art. A great instructor with classes for beginners and those with experience. Ages 14+ 10am – 6pm 

Holiday Workshop – November 25th                                                               

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DSC_0047Stained Glass WorkshopLearn the basic techniques to copper foil stained glass. This is a hands on demonstration class that allows you to adjust to cutting glass to create simple but beautiful works of art to take with you.

$60 plus $25 material fee to instructor Ages 14 & up  (10am – 6pm)

Join me in learning the basic techniques to copper foil stained glass to create unique glass art of your own. This is a hands on step by step class with descriptive demonstrations. Class is flexible and moves at various speeds. Individual guidance is provided for each student if needed. Patterns provided!

Halloween Workshop October 14th 

Holiday Workshop November 25th 

Jewelry Design w/ Monique Perry

Come learn how to make beautiful jewelry.

Upcoming Dates to be announced

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Monique Perry has been creating jewelry for 24 years. A traditional metalsmith, metal clay artist and enamelist, she has worked predominantly with metal clay for the last 9 years and holds two certifications in that medium. She has won several awards for her jewelry at the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival in 2011 & 2016, along with an award in the “Enamored Challenge” Spring 2012 Metal Clay Today. Her work has been published in Handmade Business, Art Jewelry, Metal Clay Today, Metal Clay Artist, The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More, and Grains of Glass just to name a few.

Learn more about Monique at http://www.moniquesartjewelry.com or on Facebook

Precious Metal Clay – Creating Jewelry with Accents and Embellishments December 2nd (9:30 – 4pm) SOLD OUT

Perry_11_ButterflyPendantIn this one day workshop, students will create a unique, one of a kind pendant using fine silver metal clay. They will learn how to create and add accents and embellishments adding dimension, details, and interest to their design. Using a combination of cutting tools, craft punches, and metal clay techniques, they will create a pendant that incorporates details such as vines, petals, flowers, leaves, and little silver ball embellishments. Students will leave with a finished piece, all firing and finishing will be done in class. Beginners are welcome. Limit 8 people (ages 18+)

$140 beginners Materials fee $55 for metal clay payable to instructor at class

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Enameling on Copper – Pendant & Trinket Dish  Upcoming Date to Be Announced

fullsizeoutput_311cLearn the beauty of enameling (fusing glass to metal) in this beginner level workshop, creating a pendant and small trinket dish. You will fuse multiple layers of enamel on a copper base, and create interest to your design by applying and embedding fine silver foil elements into your pieces. In this one day workshop, you will be using non-leaded transparent and opaque enamels, Copper blanks, and fine silver foils. Leather cords or chains are extra.

Limit 8 people (ages 18+) Students must wear closed toed shoes

$125 beginners + Materials fee $55 for metal clay payable to instructor at class

Story Pole Sculpture

Join local artists in creating a story pole at TPCA

Dates to be announced or contact us to schedule a time to add your story! (ages 12+)

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Pottery Classes & Workshops

Pottery classes for Adults and Children at Earth Center Pottery ~  There is always room to join us! All levels of experience welcome for wheel and hand built pottery. Contact Jennifer for details: earthcenterpottery@yahoo.com or 267-218-0290

Learn more at Earth Center Pottery

Friends Night Out is held from 7.30-10pm the 3rd Friday of the month. $40

 
 

Sewing Classes

The Sewing Studio at Tyler State Park is a place to create an idea, make a friend, challenge your capabilities, be part of a community, learn to operate a sewing machine, shake off the stresses of the day, and develop professional sewing techniques.

http://www.thesewingstudioattylerstatepark.com/
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Class times:

 

Kids Classes

Monday September 12 – December 19 (15 Weeks)
4:30 -5:30
5:30- 6:30
6:30 – 8:00

Tuesday September 6 – December 20
4:30- 5:30
5:30- 6:30

Wednesday September 7 – September 21
4:00-5:00
5:00-6:00
6:15-7:45

Thursday (15 weeks)
September 8 – December 22
4:30- 5:30
5:30-7:00

Friday September 9 – December 23
4:30- 5:30
5:30- 6:30

Saturday September 10 – December 24
9:00/9:30 – 10:30
10:30- 11:30
3:00 – 4:30 (5 weeks) $108
September 10 – October 8

16 Weeks – 1 Hours – $256
1.5 Hours – $346

15 Weeks – 1 Hours – $240
1.5 Hours – $324

Adult Classes

Thursday 7:00 – 9:00

For More Info contact Barbara at 215-917-0196 or barbara.barsky@gmail.com

 

Birthday Parties & Girls Night Out!

Schedule a special night at TPCA.

Offerings in a multitude of mediums including beading, marbleized silk, stained glass and fusion, fine art, gourd decorating, book making & more!

For details & scheduling contact Director@tylerparkarts.org  267-218-0290

Family, Friends, and Me:

Sunday Afternoons 1 – 3 pm

Fun kids clay workshop, adult family members welcome! Read more

Children over 7 may attend by themselves, but under 7 must be accompanied by an adult who will assist the child with their clay project.

Family & Friends are welcomed to make a piece of their own.

Walking pots, Bird baths or feeders, Animal creations, Fairy & Critter houses, holiday decorations, cups & plates and more!

Register for single sessions @ $25 per participant (adult as well as child)

$10 discounts if Register in Advance for 4 consecutive sessions

Click here to register and pay online