Bali Workshop 2014

Would you like to join us?
Anagama Woodfiring with Barbara Campbell-Allen and Hillary Kane
Sat 20 September – Sat 4 October 2014

Workshop Location:
Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, Bali, Indonesia
Gaya CAC director: Hillary Kane

Workshop outline:
Delighting in the element of serendipity and spontaneous beauty, this workshop will explore the kiss of flame and the natural glaze effects of atmospheric woodfiring in Gaya CAC’s anagama (Japanese-style wood kiln) with visiting woodfire specialist, Barbara Campbell-Allen and in-house woodfirer Hillary Kane. Participants will experiment with the variables of clay bodies and flashing slips, surface texture and vessel shape as design factors influencing the subtle and dramatic effects of a natural ash surface. An intensive two weeks: work will be produced in the studio, loaded, fired for 2 1/2 days of stoking, and then unloaded after cooling for the work of the flame to be revealed and displayed. Evenings will be punctuated with slides and films on woodfire.

Workshop starts Sat 20 September
Workshop finishes Sat 4 October
Total: 15 days (13 full days, 2 x 1/2 days)

Accommodation: to be paid for by participant.
Vicki has reserved all rooms at Ubud Art Villa (Vicki and Barbara will be staying there) but there are limited rooms so get in early. Sri Ratih is also recommended.
If neither of these locations suit, you are free to organise your own.
Twin share is the preferred option but single rooms are possible.

14 nights accommodation
First night: Saturday 20 September, arrive Sat am
Last night: Friday 3 October, leave Saturday 4 October pm
You are, of course, free to extend, but please be sure to book flights to fit in with the workshop requirements.

Workshop Price: US $1900; includes welcome dinner, all studio materials, firings, instruction, lunches during the workshop, excursions and transport during workshop.
Not included: accommodation, airfares (participants to organise their own; Vicki can assist with a wonderful travel agent if needed), any special lunches outside Gaya, most dinners, personal tours

Payment: A deposit of $500 is required to confirm your interest.
There are 10 places available.
Methods of payment: direct deposit or cheque

Direct deposit:
Account name: Vicki Grima (Barbara also has access to this account)
Account BSB: 062267 (Commonwealth Bank @ Waverley)
Account No.: 10176993
*Please identify your deposit by your surname and send me an email to confirm your deposit.

Cheque made out to: Vicki Grima; see Vicki’s postal address below

*** Don’t forget to organize travel insurance.

Flights to Bali:
My travel agent is Allan Roser. I will book my flights with him.
249 Bronte Rd, Waverley NSW 2024 (same building as The Australian Ceramics Association)

A quick trip through customs:

Images from Barbara’s Woodfire Workshop at Gaya in 2012:

Please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions.
Vicki Grima
M: 0419 250 282

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