Garden Sculpture Workshop Smoke Fired Pottery Instructor: Mary Sue Rightmire Dates: June 8 & 9 and 15 & 16. (A two weekend workshop totaling 24 hrs of class time) Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day Location: First weekend at Crossroads Pottery Studio Second weekend at Mary Sue’s studio, 1338 Valley Ave. Cost: $95 members / $130 non-members Plus $25 clay and firing fee (25 # of clay ) Maximum # of students: 10 Minimum # of students: 6 Age: 16 and above Course description: In this two weekend workshop you will make a series of simple pots that can be stacked on a metal pole which is stuck in the ground to become a garden sculpture. Whether a beginning potter or advanced you will be able to make a variety of shapes, either hand built or thrown, learn to burnish them to a high sheen and try a variety of surface treatments and firing methods. We will fire some in saggars with organic materials in my gas kiln, do a sawdust and cow pie fire, smoke pots in newspaper after applying tape and resist slip designs, and also build and fire a small tepee kiln. These various techniques can be used later to make many different kinds of pots.