Wood Fire Tasmania
April 28 – May 1, 2011
Woodfire Tasmania 2011 has now been and gone ... but not forgotten.
Thanks to all who attended, contributed, and participated to make it a most enjoyable and memorable event.
A review of Woodfire Tasmania 2011 is now published in Ceramic Review Issue 250 July/August 2011:
"Ruminations on Woodfiring - Yvette Breytenbach tells the tale of Woodfire Tasmania 2011"
WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 – links now to twelve photo galleries!
Thanks to the following for making images available for our Woodfire Tasmania archive:
Alana Blanch, Will Hoffmann, Antra Sinha, Ashwini Bhat, Sue Fisher, Conrad Calimpong, Gilbert Burgoyne, Grace Cochrane, Kester Saint Brown, Lisa Rudd, Kylli Koiv, Sadhana Peterson, Jim Nelson, Sue Archeson, Priscilla Lane, Travis McFlynn, Jude Maisch, Fritz Robinson.
For additional image galleries pertaining to Woodfire Tasmania 2011, go to:
WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 was an event for potters, sculptors, students, educators, collectors, curators, and anyone else with an interest in the ceramic arts. Delegates met distinguished makers from Australia and overseas, and experienced their work and working methods at close quarters.
While convened under the banner 'woodfire', the dialogue during WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 extended beyond aspects of making specific to the use of wood as a fuel. The program grew from the interests and offerings of makers from around Australia and overseas proved a revelation and celebration of the visions, prophesies and imaginings of a variety of clay and fire practitioners. There were exhibitions, demonstrations, guest speakers, forums, individual presentations, films, and pre and post program offerings.
The idyllic town of Deloraine, situated on the Meander River in northern Tasmania was the setting for WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011. Deloraine boasts four pubs and several restaurants and cafes, all of which are within easy walking distance of gallery spaces and conference venues. Camping facilities are located centrally on the river bank, while B&B, backpacker, cabin, and hotel and motel accommodation is available within the town.
The convener of WOODFIRE TASMANIA 2011 was Neil Hoffmann. Neil has conducted his art practice at Reedy Marsh near Deloraine for nearly thirty years, and previously convened the Claydown Tasmania Summer School programs. Neil was ably assisted by fellow Tasmanian practitioners Ben Richardson, Michael Stephan, Jilli Spencer and Jim Nelson, and a band of enthusiastic volunteers.
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