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Member & Donor Art Show

Member and Donor Art Show : An Annual Exhibition of the creative works of TPCA Members. All work accepted. Join us next year! Read more

2018 Cash awards recognizing an emerging and professional artist were selected by Juror  Stacie Speer Scott. Stacie is an artist and educator whose paintings and collage works are widely shown in Philadelphia and Bucks County galleries and exhibitions. She is the recipient of several major awards, among them are the Thornton Oakley Award for Watercolor and Phillips Mill Awards for Painting. Also known for her energized teaching processes, Scott facilitates programs for various education, healthcare and cultural institutions including the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA.

Winner: Emerging Artist – Barbara Konchak, Jewelry Artist

Winner: Professional Artist – Jim Graham, Glass Artist

Jim Graham: Glass #2 $650
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Barbara Konschak: Crochet Rope with a Lamp Work Cabochon and Bead $185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Kiln Firing

Next firings
May 18th – 20th & June 15th – 17th

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.

Please click more to see more information & register below – and bring your willingness to experiment! Read more

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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Basket Workshops w/ Karen Wychock

Gathering Baskets: June 9th (9am – 3pm)

Ages : teen – Adult

Working over wooden molds, in the methods of the Shakers, you have an opportunity to weave a traditional gathering basket. The baskets will be woven of reed. The handles are made of pre-bent oak.  Read more

Cost : $50.00 per Person Plus + Material Fee : $40.00 Paid to Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists in the Meadow 2017

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Fine Art Artists

Jewelry Artists

Leather Artists

Woven & Fiber Artists

Glass Artists

Metal Artists

Mixed Media Artists


Ceramic Artists

Wood Artists


Photography Artists


Other Unique Artists


Sculptors Corners – Live Demonstrations


Non Profits

Community Day

March 18, 2018 1 – 4pm

Community Day is a free event open to all ages, with hands on stations set up with a sampling of the children and adult activities and workshops that are offered here throughout the year.

Artists demonstrating to be announced.

Light food & refreshments available for purchase.

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Volunteer for Crafts in the Meadow

Thank you volunteering some of your time to TPCA. Your involvement is integral to the success of this wonderful community of artists, students & art lovers.

Crafts in the Meadow is a valuable part of what TPCA offers to the community and we can’t pull off such a fantastic event without YOU!