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France summer 2014

August 5, 2014

Fred Herbst

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From July 2 to July 14, I was once again in France to teach a wood-fired ceramics and glassblowing workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet. This year the workshop was titled “Vitrification” and I co-taught it with British designer Max Lamb and Tom Ryder from the Corning Museum of Glass.

 

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Kiln heating up to temperatures needed to fire stoneware and porcelain and to blow glass. The firebox on the side is for the attached wood-fired annealing chamber used to slow cool the glass shapes.

 

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Tom Ryder reheating a piece with Max Lamb opening the side door.

 

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My finished “pocket” mountains ready to go home with workshop participants from the USA, Lebanon, Argentina, and Switzerland.

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