Fir­ing up at DAB HQ

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DOU­GLAS Arts Base has in­stalled the largest elec­tric kiln of its type in Queens­land and is ready to put it to good use in the pot­tery shed.

The size of the kiln, which uses ex­treme heat to har­den clay by chang­ing the molec­u­lar struc­ture to har­den it, means DAB’s sculp­tors will be able to fire their pieces as well.

DAB’s Linda Ire­land said they wel­come all pot­ters and pot­tery groups in the area to make use of the new kiln.

“You can set all sorts of pro­grams from disc fir­ing to glazes and DAB is very happy to set up fir­ing sched­ules for any other pot­ters as well,” she said.

“There are al­ready sculp­tures from the sculp­ture course that will be fired shortly and Ross Ban­nis­ter, the DAB sculp­ture tu­tor is ex­cited by the prospect of the new kiln - many of the artists in the group are pro­duc­ing art­work from clay.”

The kiln came just in time, with a pot­tery group start­ing re­cently on Satur­day af­ter­noons which is open to any­one who has stud­ied pot­tery in the past at any level and Ch­eryl Coye will pro­vide tu­tor sup­port.

For be­gin­ners, a five-week pot­tery for be­gin­ners course is start­ing on Satur­day morn­ings from Au­gust 4. For more in­for­ma­tion on any DAB cour­ses or how to book the kiln contact them on 4098 3337 or go on­line www. dab­moss­man.com

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Fired up: DAB’s Linda Ire­land with pot­tery stu­dent Suzan­nah

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