Osni Branco Clay -Metal Fusion
A 2 Day Workshop
September 7th and 8th 2024
Celebrating 55 years as an internationally acclaimed sculptor and foundry owner in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Osni Branco will join us in North Wales to give participants the skills and confidence to create and cast metal additions onto ceramics in their own studio settings using your existing tools and equipment
Day 1 - September 7th
At the Ruthin Craft Centre education room. Lôn Parcwr, Ruthin, LL15 1BB
video introduction footage from the foundry in Brazil
working on creating the combustible ceramic additions and possibly metal side lugs
Lunch - Bring your own or eat in the café
Continue with their construc
Day 2 - September 8th
At Apple Tree Studios Bryn Clwyd, Brookhouse Road, Denbigh
Review of the pouring process
complete any touch up glazing
pouring on the pewter into the hot investment molds prepared the day before
they will be hot from my kiln.
Cooling in tin cans then revealing and cleaning the metal additions
After lunch firing the raku glazed bo
Since it began in 1987, the three-day festival has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event. The organisers are Wales’s two potters groups, North Wales Potters and South Wales Potters together with Aberystwyth University.
North Wales Potters £160
SINGLE DAY TICKETS
North Wales Potters £110
North Wales Potters £95
BOX OFFICE tel: 01970 623 232
Events provide an opportunity for meeting like-minded souls with an addiction to clay which can lead to valuable collaborations or at least some insight into your affliction. Events are held at venues throughout North and Mid Wales to allow access by as many members as possible.
For the past few years we have held a Raku Event, typically in late August. These have proved to be hugely popular and at last year’s event we had to run three kilns flat-out to cope with demand. These events are highly dependent on the good will of a dedicated band who advise on glazing, try to prevent serious accidents and create an atmosphere of fun.
With the support of the Arts Council of Wales (Craft Board); North Wales Potters, together with South Wales Potters and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, organise and host the spectacular International Ceramics Festival every two years. This popular event, the biggest in Europe, invites internationally respected guest demonstrators and attracts participants from all over the world