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Earth, water, fire and air

Address24 Church Street
CityFalmouth
AtPoly Falmouth
CountyCornwall (GB033)
Date21/03/2018
Hours21:45
CategoriaEvents
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24 Church Street
Falmouth
Poly Falmouth
Cornwall (GB033)
Tel 2018-03-21
Categoria Events

Cornwall is one of the richest and most diverse geological areas in the world and has all the ingredients for creative work in Pottery / Ceramics. To celebrate the opening of the community kilns at the Polytechnic, we have a talk on the science of pottery, with Simon Thomson and Karl Owen (plus one mystery guest....) . We have: EARTH: Cornwall has many clay and mineral deposits to make functional and none functional work with a rich variety of decoration and glazes. WATER: Clay has differing water contents and the processes to remove this are many and varied due to the types of clay and the inclusions they may contain. AIR: Air not only helps dry clay but its oxygen component can be used or excluded to alter the firing process and qualities of finish. It can also be used to make music.

. FIRE: There are many fuels that burn, and types of kiln from Pit, Sawdust, Coal, Wood, Oil, gas, straw, to name but a few that burn up the oxygen to produce a reduction atmosphere. Simon and Karl will introduce all these areas - and answer questions. Please note: we are anticipating high attendance for this talk; so it may be advisable to book your place in advance, via the Poly website (HERE) or just walk in.

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