In this workshop, students will gain a variety of skills and knowledge about making bricks and building structures with hand-made bricks. The goal of the workshop will be to build a wood-fired oven. The class will begin by learning about clays used to make the bricks and mortar, different brick making techniques, and the best methods of construction with the materials at hand. Towards the end of the workshop we will fire the oven into place, hardening the bricks and making the structure permanent and functional. We hope to close the class with an inaugural bake!
July 6-8, 2018
Instructor: Charlie Hayes
Maximum students: 8
Charlie Hayes grew up outside Portland, Maine, before moving to Asheville, North Carolina to attend Warren Wilson College where he graduated with a degree in Art, concentrating in Ceramics. Charlie studied kiln design and was heavily involved in building two new kilns for the WWC Ceramics department, one of which he designed. After graduating, he was a short-term resident at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Charlie is currently an apprentice working for Daniel Johnston, a renowned potter and installation artist based in Seagrove, North Carolina.
Daniel Johnston Pottery (Apprentice)
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (Resident)
Warren Wilson College (BFA Ceramics)