Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kilns 101, new class just added

Hey Hey...Just thought I would let you know a kiln class has been added in Miami. My kilns 101 class sold out in the first day at Bead and Button, so if you are one of those people who didn't get in but still really wants to take it maybe this will work for you. It's a Friday evening dinner/kiln class. How fun does that sound? It will be running the same weekend as my Ceramic Bead Making Workshop trough the SFJAG. I think this announcement might be so new that it hasn't made it to their website, but it's on the way. I know they are already signing students up so you can contact them for more information. Hope to see you there.

Kilns 101 Class Description

Have a kiln but are afraid to use it? Thinking about buying a kiln and not sure which one to buy? This is the class for you. Many kilns can be used for ceramics, glass, and metal clay. Students will learn which kilns are best for each media. There will be demonstrations on loading and firing ceramic beads, glass fusing, and firing metal clay. We will go over sample firing schedules for all three medias. There will also be an extensive question-and-answer session, so students are encouraged to bring their kiln manuals to class.

Ceramic Bead Making with Bonus Raku

We are taking ceramic bead making to the next level to create vessels & rattles. Students will learn basic ceramic bead shapes as well as how to create hollow forms: vessels or rattles. For those who didn’t take the 2008 class, the focus will be on basic bead shapes. But, don’t worry, the 2008 class is not a prerequisite and the required kit includes all materials for bead making! In addition, all students will get an introduction to raku, with an opportunity to complete one pendant.
You can see more information here at the South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild.

Can't make it to Miami? I still have some spots at Bead and Button for Ceramic Bead Making. You can see the class lists here.

Have a great day!


  1. Lucky me! I'm in your class at the B & B! I can hardly wait!

  2. Yahoo! Can't wait to meet you in person!

  3. Thanks for plugging the Miami classes Jennifer!! I should have the kiln 101 registration flyer up soon. If anyone has questions, they can always e-mail me directly at lynnyuhr@bellsouth.net.

    Can't wait for April!

  4. Hey Jen! How are you? I had so much fun at the ceramic bead making class last year! Am I correct in seeing that you are offering the kiln class in Milwaukee too, but it's sold out? Is there any chance of your teaching more than one kiln class in Milwaukee? Just curious and hoping, Dori

  5. Hey Dori,
    So far they don't have any available classroom space for another kiln class. Bead and Button is aware that if something comes available they need to add another class. I will let you know as soon as I find out something. So does that mean you are coming back to the show? Yipee!


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