Mix and match

Mix and match. The new domestic range. Soon available on EtsyMix and match.

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Pictures from the Slip/Engobe workshop

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Sourdough bowl in action

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After an absence of various weeks and having not used the sourdough bowl for about 2 month we started the process like usual.And of course it worked. Picture 1. The sourdough bowl Picture 2. Showing the inside of a used … Continue reading

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Advent candleholder

Advent candleholderNow availble on my Etsy webshop:

https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/246230226/advent-candleholder?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Event 17-19 July

 

This event will take place this coming weekend: 17-19 July, 13.00-17.00.

Yvonne Amper, Annalena Schönbeck, Inga Grimm, Lilian Kromar-Ohlsson and I will show work inspired by the theme. There will be also activities you can take part in.

For more information see Facebook pages of Bygdens Marknad:

https://www.facebook.com/bygdensmarknad?ref=hl

Event 17-19 July

JordArt

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Sourdough bowl / Sauerteigschale / Surdegsskål

The sourdough bowl is a unique bowl which every sourdough enthusiast should have.

It makes the process of baking a sourdough bread so much easier. For a start the daily keeping alive of a sourdough culture is no longer needed. The bowl once used keeps the bacteria  for  the culture within its shell. The culture can dry out and remain dry until woken to live again by a simple process.

 

The bowl is not only extremely functional but also graces any kitchen. It is hand thrown in red stoneware clay . After throwing and trimming it is on the outside coated with either a white, blue or green slip, known also as engobe. Once dry and hardened enough it is decorated with a tool called slip trailer, giving the special appearance only slip trailed patterns can give.  After this the bowl needs careful drying ( usually 2-3 weeks) and is then fired first in a lower firing known as bisque-firing and then glazed in a leadless transparent glaze to be re-fired at 1200 degree Celsius.

The bowl is 32 cm wide and 10 cm high. It holds about 5 litres

 

The bowl comes with directions to use.

 

Sauerteigschale. Weiss engobiert. Blaues Muster mit Malballen aufgetragen . Roter Steinzeug Ton.

Sauerteigschale. Weiss engobiert. Blaues Muster mit Malballen aufgetragen . Roter Steinzeug Ton.

 

 

 

Sourdouhg bowl. Red Stoneware clay. Blue slip. White slip decoration apllied with slip trailor

Sourdough bowl. Red Stoneware clay. Blue slip. White slip decoration apllied with slip trailor

 

 

2 surdegskålar. En i blå engobe den andra i grön engobe. Dekorerat. Röd stengodslera.

2 surdegskålar. En i blå engobe den andra i grön engobe. Dekorerat. Röd stengodslera.

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Utställning Pataholm slott

Utställning på Pataholm slott

Kus Krukmakeri och Inga Grimm

 Fredag 19 juni till onsdag 24 juni varje dag kl.11.00 – 18.00

 Vernissage torsdag 18 juni kl. 18.00

 Kus Krukmakeri: Norbert Kus, keramiker, som bor och arbetar i Torsås är bruksföremål keramiker med en kärlek for de konstnärlige möjligheter lera ge.

Han visar och säljer sina muggar, vaser, skålar, tillbringare, trädgards prydnads produkter så som sina små lerskulpturer.

 Inga Grimm: Konstnär som bor i Gullabo och visa sina färgstarka, finurlig och lekful konst. Inga rör sig fritt mellan tavelkonst, skulptur och installationer. Hon överraskar och lockar till tanke.

 Välkommen

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Temakväll

TEMAKVÄLL

               Är du intresserad av att vara med på temakvällar på              Kus Krukmakeri?

Du undrar kanske vad temakvällar innebär?

Iden är att vi träffas omkring ett tema och fördjupar oss kring detta. Vi samtalar och gestaltar temat i lera.

Kvällen börjar med en gemensam soppa klockan 17.30. Jag förbereder soppan och även bröd. Under tiden vi äter har vi tid att prata runt temat.

Sen går vi till verkstaden och gestaltar vårt tema i lera.

Kvällen avslutas inte senare än 20.30.

Kostnader att delta är 100 kr per kväll.

Var snäll och anmäl dig innan / begränsat antal.

 

Datum och tema:

20  maj 2015 Tema: Himmel och jord

Känn dig välkommen

Norbert

 

Med stöd av Vuxenskola

 

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Workshop rental rates

To have a workshop is a great asset not only to me who works almost daily in my pottery, but also to others. Now the pottery workshop can be hired by you at those times I am not using it myself.

I do think there are quite a few who have been at one or the other course and would like nothing better then to continue. To buy all the equipment and materials can be a costly affair if one wants to work in clay only now and then.

When one hires my place one has all the tools and not only this but also a service of after care. As all those know, who work with clay, clay needs it’s time to try and sometimes there is also a request to add a handle to a thrown pot. Something which cannot be done the following week but more often the next day.

As mentioned at Kus Krukmakeri you can hire the workshop ( see: prsier till vertstadsanvädning ) . However you need to have some experience and work independently. The first time you might prefer to book an individual lesson to refresh your skill. Just this has recently been booked by a enthusiastic hobby potter and now the same person uses the workshop about once a week ( the three hour slot ).

The workshop  can be used by you at times when I don’t work myself there. That can be weekends or evenings or at times even weekdays. Ring 0739141331  or mail me at  kuskrukmakeri@gmail.com  to find out when the workshop is available.

This possibility is ideal for those who have already some prior knowledge from attending courses  but have no own workshop and love to work in ceramics without entering another course. In fact you can only book the workshop with some basic ceramic knowledge.

When  you book the workshop for the first time I will meet you to discuss with you the possibilities and show you around. The first time I would recommend you to book a private tuition.

The prices are as follows:

3 hours  cost                  250 KR

A whole day cost           500 KR

Private tuition               320 KR/Hour

1 kg clay           25 KR (white), 30 KR (red)

10 kg clay       170 KR (white), 220 KR (red)

 

If you like that your work will be fired then the following prices are charged. Please note that you pay either for the unfired use of the clay or for a fired piece of work. You do not pay twice. Sometimes you might  model a sculpture which cannot be fired.Or you make something which needs not to be fired. In which case you pay for the clay only. Sometimes you would like to have your piece only once fired e.g. bisque fired, then you pay the price for a bisque fired item. And sometimes you like to have your work glazed, in which case you pay for a glazed fired item.

Bisque fired per item or per kilo: 40 KR

Glaze fired per item or per kilo:   70 KR

Last not least: Perhaps you are very industrious and you produce a kiln full of work, in which case the costs are

250 KR for a bisque firing

320 KR for a glaze firing

Hope to see you and that you enjoy this possibility

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Temakvällar

 

TEMAKVÄLLAR 2015

 

Är du intresserad av att vara med på temakvällar på Kus Krukmakeri?

Du undrar kanske vad temakvällar innebär?

Iden är att vi träffas omkring ett tema och fördjupar oss kring detta. Vi samtalar och gestaltar temat i lera.  Kvällen börjar med en gemensam soppa klockan 17.30.  Jag förbereder soppan och även bröd.  Under tiden vi äter har vi tid att prata runt temat. Sen går vi till verkstaden och gestaltar vårt tema i lera. Kvällen avslutas inte senare än 20.30.

Tanken är att om det finns intresse ska jag planera temakvällar en gång i månaden här på Kus Krukmakeri.

Kostnader att delta är 100 kr per kväll.

Var snäll och anmäl dig innan / begränsat antal.

Datum och tema:

onsdag 25 februari 2015:  Hjärta och kärlek

onsdag 18 mars 2015 :       Frestelse och utmaningar

onsdag 22 april 2015:       Liv och död

Känn dig välkommen

Norbert

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