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Girls on Fire

Location Convent Gallery
From Saturday 09 February 2019 -  10:00am
To Sunday 31 March 2019 - 04:00pm
 

Exhibition opening event will be held on Friday 8 February, 6pm - 8pm. Entry is free and all are welcome. See you there!

Girls on Fire is a group exhibition by four women, all members of Bunbury Studio Potters, who share an interest in alternative firing methods with their work. Most community studios don't allow raku kilns or pit firing on site, so, like many potters, they have built their own and fire at home.

They started with Davida Palmer's existing gas fired firebrick raku kiln, who also has two converted trash can raku kilns.
Wendy Sullivan then built a substantial firepit for pit firing, as well as a trash can raku kiln which is wood fired.
While Deb James has almost finished converting an old electric kiln to use as a gas/wood fired kiln for raku and saggar firing.
Playing with flames and red hot pots is risky, and they have all had their fair share of singed hair and burnt fingers in spite of good safety precautions. Pots explode or crack, glazes and combustibles don't always produce the desired results but a firing day is always full of laughter, fun, good company, great food and post firing wine!

Enjoy the results of the groups hard work, with this captivating exhibition.

 

Image credit: Various works by Deb James.

 

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