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In collaboration with Deep River Potters' Guild

"Atmospheric firing methods have been profoundly important to the aesthetic direction of my clay work over the past 45 years." - Dan Hill

This workshop series will take place over three weekends:

April 2-3, June 4-5 and June 12, 2022, 10-4 p.m. daily

Are you interested in exploring the potentials of the atmospheric firing process? This workshop series is for anyone interested in learning more about atmospheric firing and surface treatments that activate the form. Atmospheric changes and the movement of heat and flame within the kiln can have a dynamic effect on the ceramic form. Whether you fire in reduction, with gas or wood, Dan Hill’s knowledge of form development, surface design and glazing will certainly bring a fresh approach to your work. For more information and photos of Dan’s work, visit www.hillpottery.com

Saturday, April 2 - Sunday, April 3 at the W.B. Lewis Public Library in Deep River 

Dan will demonstrate his process, throwing, altering, slab work and pre- firing decoration techniques, with a focus on how and why these choices are made in preparation for an atmospheric firing. Dan will bring an array of pots as examples of the different processes. 

Registration is limited to 20 participants. No prior experience is necessary; suitable for all levels. The first 12 spots will be reserved for those registering for 5-day extended workshop.

Saturday, June 4 - Sunday, June 5 in Wilno, Ontario at Dan Hill's studio

This two-day session will involve glazing, loading and atmospheric firing in Dan Hill's soda kiln. This weekend is designed for those with a good understanding of the ceramic process, including forming, glazing and firing. Participants will be bringing 8 to 10 of their own bisqued pieces, ready for firing. 

Registration is limited to 12 participants. 

Sunday, June 12 at Dan Hill's studio

This day will be spent unloading the kiln, examining results, and considering all the variations from the group firing. There will be a discussion of where each participant might want to go from here to develop work further.


FUSION will conduct these meetings with strict compliance to all Ontario Health and Safety guidelines. Proof of vaccination is required to participate. If the event needs to be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

April 2-3 weekend only

$150  for FUSION and Deep River Potter's Guild members

$180 for general public

Full 5-day workshop series (April 2-3, June 4-5 and June 12)

Rate includes all glaze materials and final soda firing

$490 for FUSION and Deep River Potter's Guild members

$570 for general public 

*All rates are subject to HST

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Questions? Please contact us at fusion@clayandglass.on.ca 

FUSION would like to thank Dan Hill and Deep River Potter's Guild for collaborating on this Creative Directions workshop. 

FUSION is committed to reaching into communities across Ontario to promote ceramics and glass and connect with makers and guilds.

If you are interested in partnering in a workshop, please reach out at fusion@clayandglass.on.ca. 

FUSION thanks Tucker's Pottery Supply for their continued support and Sponsorship.

FUSION is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization. © 2022-2023 FUSION Ontario Clay and Glass Association. Charitable Registration Number: 122093826 RR0001 All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions

FUSION acknowledges funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario. 

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