August 13 - 27, 2017 - MORE INFO -

OPENING to the FIRE: Approaching the Anagama Anew in BALI

Passion meets Dedication: Harnessing a lifetime of experience with clay and fire, renowned anagama artist, Jeff Shapiro, will lead participants in an unforgettable two weeks of making for and firing the Gayagama.  Beginning in the raw, Jeff will share his inimitable slab and coil building techniques, the use of simple hand-carved wooden tools, and readily available materials as liberating outlets for generating new ideas in clay.

Including a “mock loading and firing,” Jeff will coach participants in understanding the creation of individual “environments” for loading work, and other alternative approaches to loading and firing, discussing all the while technique in respect to efficiency and aesthetics. We will also experience and experiment with a number of firing tools used to specifically enhance and shape the outcomes of the fire, such as covering pieces with coal or moving items to the firebox during firing.  Together, the group of participants will experience the entire journey: thinking, making, loading, firing, cooling, retrieving-- and that just begins the conversation. 

Open to all levels of experience

Tuition: $2,100

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

For More Info:
Gaya Ceramic Arts Center Jl. Raya Sayan (small road), Ubud Bali, Indonesia 80571 - Phone: +62 (0)361 8989515 | Email: