GO LOW! - Making and Firing Work for Lowfire Wood with George McCauley & Phil Mahn

Artist Demonstrations: 

Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8

at the Clay Studio of Missoula- 10am-5pm, with a slide lecture to follow the demos on Saturday 10/7

Hands-On Weekend Firing: Friday October 20 - Sunday October 22 at Phil Mahn’s Studio in Florence, MT

Demo Weekend (10/7-10/8): $160 members/$175 non-members (includes lunch)

Hands-On Firing Weekend at Phil’s Studio (10/20-10/22): $100 members/$110 non-members (includes access to camping on private property, with indoor bathroom & kitchen)

FULL PACKAGE (Demo Weekend & Firing Weekend)- $240 members/ $260 non-members

During the demonstration-based workshop weekend, George and Phil will dive right into direct procedures for creating works that are effective for the low-fire wood process. On Saturday, October 7, both artists will create work, answer questions from workshop students, explain their methods from aesthetic and educational perspectives, cover technical materials, tell stories, engage the audience and be entertaining. Following the Saturday portion of the demo workshop, they will will present slide shows and George McCauley will include his performance about GHOC Products.

During the Sunday portion of the demo workshop, George and Phil will assemble and complete works to demonstrate how they finish pieces. This will include surface 

decoration and techniques, including underglaze methods, decorating on greenware and majolica on bisque.

Two weeks following the demo workshop, students have the opportunity to fire with George and Phil in the kiln they built at the Mahn Complex in Florence, MT. Participants should count on 3 days for the firing process and prepare for a fun and educational weekend. Workshop participants are invited to camp on Phil’s private property, and will have access to indoor bathroom and kitchen facilities.

to register: call 406-543-0509. Online registration available through the Clay Studio of Missoula Website (www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org)



  • Starting Saturday, October 7th, 2017, repeated every day until Sunday, October 08, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm