Each summer, up to 12 participants and visiting artists join Mike Weber at his forest studio in beautiful Bayfield County, Wisconsin, for a 16-day workshop that teaches the process of firing a traditional Anagama kiln.
The workshop site is located six miles inland of Lake Superior on 90 acres of pristine wilderness bordering the Chequamegon National Forest. The Anagama kiln is 24 feet long and was built in 1995 after Weber's many trips to Japan, where he worked with artists who fired in this traditional method.
The workshop fee is $645. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register. To reserve your spot please send your deposit to Mike Weber at PO BOX 45, Herbster, WI 54844. This includes on-site camping (rental cottages are also available nearby), clay, materials, wheel-throwing, hand-building, glazing, and firing.
TO ATTEND or if you are interested in learning more about the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-774-3707.
Mike Weber has been wood-firing for over forty years at his studio in the forest of northern Wisconsin. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, in Europe and Japan. 2017 will be the 30th summer he has conducted his wood-fire workshop.
A number of Weber's pieces are available for purchase online at Mike Weber Clay.
Weber retired from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2004.
Credits for the workshop may be available through the University of Wisconsin-Superior.