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Beyond Brown: Glazing for the Wood Kiln
Instructor: Josh DeWeese
July 9–13, 2008

It is said that potters often work with the many variations in the color brown. Red brown, blue brown, yellow brown, and so on...However, the potential for vibrant wood fired glaze colors is real and in this workshop we will begin to scratch at its surface.

DeWeese has 12 years of firing knowledge with the Bray's wood salt/soda, and will share the glaze palette he has developed. Students will bring bisque ware to glaze and fire in the wood fired salt soda kiln and participate in a 5 day exploration of color. Demonstrations, tours, and studio visits will fill our time while the kiln is cooling.

No previous firing experience is necessary, but students should have some experience working in clay.


Josh DeWEESE is a ceramic artist and educator. He currently teaches ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife Rosalie Wynkoop have recently built a home and studio. DeWeese served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 1992-2006.

He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.