2nd European Woodfire Conference to be held in Skælskør, Denmark from the 28th -31st August 2014.

Skælskør is a small coastal town one and a half hours by road from Copenhagen. From Copenhagen Airport, or the Main Station, trains run to Slagelse where you change to bus nr 470 to Skælskør. Link here allows you to plan your journey. Enter "Skælskør Bus Station" as destination.
A list of accommodation options in Skælskør can be found here on this blog.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Ist post on the 2nd European Woodfire Conference Blog!

International Ceramic Research Center - Guldagergaard, Skælskør, Denmark
28 – 31 August 2014

After the 1st European Woodfire Conference, held in Bröllin, Germany in 2010, the International Ceramic Research Center – Guldagergaard took up the challenge to organize the next conference, and to follow up on the momentum gained by that inspiring event.
Ceramic artists, woodfirers, students of ceramics, collectors, and the general public are invited to Denmark in the late summer of 2014 to participate in a wealth of activities centred around the process of firing with wood and to see work from wood-fired kilns.

The Conference will be held in and around the small harbour town of Skælskør, which lies 170km South-West of Copenhagen, on the island of Zealand.
During the conference there will be several exhibitions of wood-fired ceramics in various venues around the town of Skælskør.

The studio building at Guldagergaard has recently reopened after a major renovation. A new second floor houses three lecture rooms where group discussions and demonstrations will take place.

Guldagergaard has four woodfire kilns, Embla, a cross-draught kiln built by Fred Olsen in 1998, the Skælskør Express, a Bourry-Box train kiln built by Robert Sanderson and Coll Minogue in 1999, a small new anagama built by Andres Allik in 2012, and a woodfire soda kiln. There will be a kiln building workshop leading up to the conference, when further kilns will be built and fired.

The pre-conference programme is being planned. It will culminate in an intense ten day workshop of kiln firing immediately prior to the conference. Kilns will be opened and unpacked on the last day of the conference.

We invite proposals for all aspects of the conference: lectures, topics for panel discussions, and demonstrations. Exhibition proposals are also welcome.

Further details will be announced on the website once they are confirmed.

The conference fee of Dkr 1950 (approx. EUR€262 / US$356) includes dinner on the opening night and two lunches. Buffet or grill dinners on the other nights will be available at a small additional charge. The conference fee will be waived for a limited number of students in full-time education who register early:  they will only pay Dkr 450 (approx. EUR€61 / US$82) to cover meals.

The conference language will be English.

Conference registration and information about pre-conference workshops and links to accommodation in Skælskør will shortly be available  here. Meanwhile see other posts on this blog.

International Ceramic Research Center - Guldagergaard
Heilmannsvej 31A

DK-4230 Skælskør


T: +45 58 19 00 16

Enquiries and proposals for papers, demonstrators and exhibitions are welcome -  please send them to:  office@ceramic.dk

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