JULY 21 & 22, 2018

Instructor: HP Bloomer

In this workshop we will explore soda firing and how to strategically glaze work to optimize your success rate in each firing. Students will learn through practicing various applications of slips and glazes as well as strategies for surface design in soda fired kilns. In this hands on workshop HP Bloomer will share his techniques for glazing and surface design specifically geared towards atmospheric firings.

Students should bring 6-8 basic bisqued cone 10 pieces with minimal texture Some experience is preferred but all levels are welcome. Cup size and proportions fit most efficiently into the kiln.

HP Bloomer IV is from central Texas and received his MFA from the University of North Texas in 2011. He has been a Artist in Residence at The Carbondale Clay Center, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and currently at the Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Project. He has held positions at Colorado Mountain College, Santa Fe Clay, and Mendocino College and has had work published in Ceramics Monthly, and Studio Potter. His current body of work focuses on divisions of space and the vibrant lives and spaces in which we exist. He works in porcelain, stoneware and terracotta covering a breadth of firing methods from high fire soda to cone 3 reduction terracotta and electric.


Enroll today! Register 3 weeks early and get 10% off the listed price of your class!


$198 members

$30 materials fee due at time of registration covers your first bag of clay, firing, and glazes. 

To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1