CARBON TRAP SHINO with JOE HICKS, Sat. October 1, 12-4 PM
Join us for the return of our in-depth exploration with Joe Hicks of that most exciting and dynamic of glazes, CARBON TRAP SHINO.
During this half-day workshop on Sat afternoon, Oct. 1, participants will learn the mysteries of making, mixing, applying, and firing carbon trap shino glazes. You will then glaze your work choosing between four Shino glazes and then load it into District Clay's reduction kiln for a special carbon trap firing on Sunday. You are invited to observe (through social media or in person) the firing on Sunday, Oct. 2.
You will also be invited to attend a special Kiln Opening at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 4 to retrieve your pots and see and discuss the results of the firing.
This workshop is being presented by Joe Hicks, Associate Professor of Art directing ceramics and 3D design, and an expert on Shino glazes. Joe has been working with Shino glazes for over a decade and knows intimately the ins and outs of this most fickle and beautiful of Japanese-inspired glazes.
IMPORTANT: Everyone entering District Clay must be vaccinated. You will be required to show your vax card or a photo of your card when you arrive at District Clay for your workshop. No entry without proof of vaccination and no refunds for failure to show card.
Current District Clay students and community artists can get a 10% discount by entering the code dccstudent or dccartist (for community artists) when you get to the payment screen. You must also fill in the boxes below to qualify for this discount.
- Saturday, October 1, 12 PM - 4 PM.
- Please bring 5 bisqued pots to be glazed and fired (cone 10 stoneware or porcelain, no large platters or pots over 10” in height).
- Cost includes workshop instruction, use of four Shino glazes, and special carbon trap firing.
About Joe Hicks:
Describing his practice, Joe says:
"I’m a potter and Associate Professor of Art at Marymount University, where I guide the Ceramics and 3D Design programs for the School of Design and Art. I produce a wide variety of functional and decorative pottery vessels through investigating an American interpretation of the traditional Japanese glaze called, shino. Each piece is a unique artifact fused from the interactions of fire, clay, and feldspar, and they are intended to meld the qualities of aesthetic exploration and daily use."