Centre d'Etudes et de Diffusion des Techniques d'Expression
:24th to 31st march 2007 included,
will build the kiln in Saint-Calais -near Le Mans - Sarthe (France).
workshop objective is to review the essential knowledge (pratical
and "theoretical") necesssary to build a professional
kiln built will be of the "Sèvres type", a 2-firebox,
1-chamber, 1.5m3 woodkiln.
Pros and cons of wood as a kiln fuel.
Practical and economical points.
Quick review of wood kiln history.
Sèvres kiln, plan.
laying,specific methods in kiln building.
Mortar and refractory mixes.
Vaults. Drawing and building methods.
Insulation mixes, making and use.
will be lead by Claude AUSSAGE. Formerly physicist converted to ceramics,
he is inspired by oriental aesthetic and woodfiring. Claude has already
built different type of kilns : primitive, roman, anagama, noborigama,
Kassel, both in France and in Japan.
contact me if you are interested...