- An introduction to the history of salt firing
- How to fire Watershed’s salt kiln, including loading, safety, and bricking up the door
- How different clays, slips, and glazes affect the finished appearance of ceramics when exposed to sodium vapor
An optional glaze workshop will be offered on Friday evening for those wanting to use Watershed’s stock glazes. These cone ten glazes have been selected for their suitability in atmospheric firing environments on both stoneware and porcelain. Reeder will discuss individual glazes, application methods and the results that can be expected from different slips and glazes.
What to Bring
The Watershed salt kiln is approximately 18 cu ft., allowing for approximately 3 cu ft of stacking space per person.
- All work must be cone 10 stoneware or porcelain.
- Work should be bisque fired and glazed in advance, unless you are attending the glaze workshop, and should not exceed eight inches in any dimension.
- Smaller work is encouraged to fit between larger pieces.
Housing & Food
Watershed offers a limited number of single occupancy rooms with shared bath facilities during the workshop for $60 per night.
Register for housing by selecting the option on your registration form. Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rooms are furnished with twin beds, pillows, mattress pads, and storage for personal belongings. Participants should bring sheets, comforters or sleeping bags, and towels with them.
Watershed will provide coffee and baked goods during the workshop. Participants will make their own lunch and dinner arrangements and may use Watershed’s refrigerator and kitchenette in the studio.
Payments & Refunds
The $285 workshop fee and any housing fees are due in full with your registration.
If you need to drop out of the workshop, Watershed will refund your fees, less a $50 processing fee, until 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. For cancellations made after after March 30, your fees can be applied to a future Watershed program within the next calendar year.