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Manabigama Kiln

MANABIGAMA KILN PROJECT

A Community Kiln  at Tyler Park Center for the Arts.

A group of dedicated potters, students and volunteers have built a Manabigama Kilnwhich translates from Japanese as a  beautiful  learning  kiln.Read more

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The Indiegogo fundraiser was a great success – we exceeded our goal with your generous contributions!

You can continue to donate to support this unique & collaborative community project as well as all else we do here at Tyler Park Center for the Arts through this website.

In a workshop atmosphere, where potters, artists, and community come together,we will collectively experience the worlds oldest firing technique. We will be firing up to 2400 degrees by stoking a flame every ten minutes for 12-16 hours. Stoneware and porcelain clays will reach a temperature where they become somewhat molten. It is then that ash from the burning embers travels through the kiln and sticks to the pottery. Wood ash containing silica melts at high temperatures and forms a glass like surface on areas of the ware inside the kiln. Where the ash does not land the flame touches up against the clay leaving its mark. The kiln, weighing approximately 6 tons is made of refractory fire brick. Each brick will be laid by hand and mortared together.

This kiln will be a permanent fixture in Tyler State Park lasting years and experienced by many. Students from nearby high schools and colleges, professional artists, and adult students will come from all over our region to participate in the process of wood firing.  Please call 267.218.0290 or email  woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org

video by Christian Roebling

“The qualities unique to wood fired ceramics result from a complex drama involving human intention, material properties, and a factor best known as The Life of the Fire.” Jack Troy

The Wood Fired Surface

The Wood Fired Surface/ slide presentation & glazing workshop.

with Gloria Kosco

Before each community wood firing, a glazing opportunity will be offered.

Noon – 1pm - Slide presentation and discussion on the possibilities presented with a Wood Fired Kiln. Free for All.

1-4pm -Glazing Workshop - Further discussion will be presented on clay, glazes, slips for the wood kiln atmosphere.   Read more

Glazes for the will be available for students to work with.  Participants can bring enough bisque ware to fill approximately two cubic feet of space. (If time allows, you may glaze more.).  All ware for this workshop must be made of clay that fires to cone 9 or higher.

Willingness to experiment is a must.

 

Glazing Workshop 1-4pm  Next Workshop to be Announced.

$45

$35 members  

Questions? or Registration - Please call 267.218.0290 or email woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org

Please Submit a Registration Form

Manabigama Kiln Firings

This kiln will be a permanent fixture in Tyler State Park lasting years and experienced by many. Students from nearby high schools and colleges, professional artists, and adult students will come from all over our region to participate in the process of wood firing.  Please call 267.218.0290 or email  woodkiln@tylerparkarts.org

Manabigama Wood Fire Kiln

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A Party to Stoke the Fire!

The Party and Fundraiser were a great success!

Thanks to all who supported this unique & collaborative community project!

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We had Information on the Project, Great Discussion on the Process, Live Music, Good Food & Great Company!


We added lots of fuel to the kiln flame & ourselves with  a little wine, Fondue & roasting marshmallows over a fire !

Many thanks to all who contributed to the evening!