Spring Session Final Party + Throw Down!


The final class party is when students converge from different classes, pick up their newly fired delightful work, and enjoy some eclectic pot luck grub.

The weather was perfect, so instead of a barrel fire we knew we had to have our 2nd inaugural mudslinger’s invitational, where random teams compete to cooperatively throw the biggest, crudest bowl against the clock, head to head. Is it easier to spin a delicate yet sturdy form with another set of hands and after a cocktail? Nope!

Students admired each others’ creations and took pictures of their work at the photo station. Between the kids joining the festivities, the great food and banter, there was scarcely a dull moment! Thanks everyone!

Final Class Party For Winter Session

It was a beautiful day in Seattle to get a barrel fire going, enjoy some marvelous food and drink, and watch students carefully pull out their pre-configured pieces to see what sort of effects they achieved. I’ll be writing more soon on what we put into a barrel firing to create such cool possibilities. Once pieces come out, additional effects and decoration can be done with horse hair or feathers, which burn random, semi-permanent patterns into the surface.

To see more pottery fired this way, check out some of the #dunsheestudent images on the Photos page!