Create an exciting array of design elements using an oxygen bench torch and kiln. Build your own rods using the rod pod and bring these to the flame. Students will start the class with an introduction to the torch, working with rods, stringers and short glass. The kiln forming projects include a finished plate created with multiple firings, two projects experimenting with pattern and figurative designs and a series of sampler tiles covering various techniques. Throughout the class we will address many basic issues surrounding firing schedules and kiln forming.
Students must bring their own cutting tools.