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Paper Kiln workshop

  • Earth Play studio 26 Skaife Street, Hout Bay Cape Town South Africa (map)

Paper kiln alternative firing workshop with Alila at Earth Play Studio in Hout Bay | Saturday 5 October | 14h00 18h30 (with optional dinner until 20h00) | R850pp, bisque on sale or bring your own
This is a rare and exciting workshop offered by Alila Hofmeyr, hosted by Clay Hands but please note we will be in Hout Bay for this. Participants will learn how to build a kiln out of paper, using slip as glue (papier-mache style). Pots are wrapped in combustible materials and then packed inside the papier-mache structure and fired for about 6 hours, leaving a beautiful finish with flashes of colour and smoke traces. A light and healthy dinner included, served while the kiln burns down (18h30 - 20h00). All levels of clay experience welcome. Consider coming to the September workshop, too, if you want to make your own pots for the firing. Or if you have access to a studio (clay&kiln) we'll send you making specs. All materials for wrapping your pots and building the kiln provided on the day, pots ready for collection and kiln opening on Sunday 6th Oct at 10am. Booking essential, payment secures spot.

Earlier Event: September 7
Single Bud vase workshop