Firefest Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Food trucks and beer garden will be set up for lunch and dinner. Please feel free to bring camp chairs. Bring water bottles. There are water stations throughout the building. No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome. If you plan to participate in Open Studios or workshops, please remember to wear closed toe shoes. Entrance is through the School House Gallery, located in the front of the building. Parking is in the front of the building and in overflow parking, also in the front of the building. No parking in the back.

Firefest is 1 - 10pm on Friday & 10am - 10pm on Saturday

Friday

 Ceramics

All Day: Wood Kiln Firing

1 - 2:30pm: George McCauley will demonstrate how he makes his work. Free with the price of admission.

3 - 4:30pm: Sunkoo Yuh will demonstrate some of the techniques he used to create the fire sculpture. Free with the price of admission.

4:30 - 7pm: Open Studios: Limited tickets available. Try working with hot glass, metal and ceramics. Try one or all three. Age restrictions are 7 and older for ceramics, 12 and older for glass, and 15 and older for metal. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. $10. Get tickets

 Glass

1 - 4pm: Ethan Stern will lead a glassblowing demonstration. Free with the price of admission.

4 - 4:30pm: Christopher Kerr-Ayer Artist Talk: Christopher Kerr-Ayer will present slides and discuss his work. Free with the price of admission.

4:30 - 7pm: Open Studios: Limited tickets available. Try working with hot glass, metal and ceramics. Try one or all three. Age restrictions are 7 and older for ceramics, 12 and older for glass, and 15 and older for metal. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. $10. Get tickets

7:30 - 8:30pmKids Draw It, We Make It: Eddie Bernard and the STARworks Glass team will create a sculpture based on a drawing by a local young artist. Ages 5 - 12 were invited to submit drawings. Free with the price of admission.

 Metal

4 - 7pm: Scratch Mold Help: Scratch molds can be purchased online or at the door.

Free with the price of admission. Scratch molds are $30. Get tickets

4:30 - 7pm: Open Studios: Limited tickets available. Try working with hot glass, metal and ceramics. Try one or all three. Age restrictions are 7 and older for ceramics, 12 and older for glass, and 15 and older for metal. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. $10. Get tickets

7 - 10pm: Metal Sculpture Fire: Enjoy a bonfire in a metal sculpture created by artist Mac Metz. It will be similiar to the Phoenix Bonfire in years past. Free with the price of admission.

 Entertainment

10am - 7pm: Art Exhibition: Enjoy an art exhibition featuring work made by Firefest artists and STARworks staff. Free with the price of admission.

8:30 - 10pm: Cory Luetjen & the Traveling Blues Band: Live music. Free with the price of admission.

 

Saturday

 Ceramics

All DayWood Kiln Firing

10 - 11:30am: Raku Glazing & Firing Workshop: Decorate a pot and observe as it is fired using the Raku process. Items will be removed from the kiln while red-hot. Once the pot cools, you are free to take it home. Participants must be 12 or older. $15. Get tickets 

1:30 - 3pm: Intro to Wheel Throwing: Learn how to turn pots on the wheel with supervised hands-on experience from 1:30 - 3pm. Wheels remain available for practice until 5pm. Participants must be 12 or older. $20. Get tickets

2 - 2:30pm: George McCauley Artist Talk: George McCauley will present slides and discuss his work. Free with the price of admission.

3 - 3:30pm: Sunkoo Yuh Artist Talk: Sunkoo Yuh will present slides and discuss his work. Free with the price of admission.

4:30 - 6pm: Raku Glazing & Firing Workshop: Decorate a pot and observe as it is fired using the Raku process. Items will be removed from the kiln while red-hot. Once the pot cools, you are free to take it home. Participants must be 12 or older. $15. Get tickets

8:30 - 10pm: Fire Sculpture Finale: Sunkoo Yuh will reveal his sculpture once it reaches peak temperature. Free with the price of admission.

 Glass

10am - 12:30pm: Make Your Own Paperweight Workshop: Experience working with hot glass and make your own beautiful glass paperweight. Participants must be 12 or older. Must wear closed-toe shoes. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. $60. Get tickets

1 - 1:30pm: Ethan Stern Artist Talk: Ethan Stern will present slides and discuss his work. Free with the price of admission. 

3 - 5pm: Glass Fusing Workshop: Use cut pieces of glass to create your own glass tile. Participants must be 5 or older and wear closed toe shoes. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. $30. Get tickets

3 - 5pm: Glass Sand Casting: Bring a small item of your choosing, pick one of the items we have on hand or even use your own hand to create a mold in sand that will be filled with hot glass. Open to all ages. $75. Get tickets

5 - 6pm: Therman Statom Q & A: Therman Statom will discuss the project he has been working on with kids from Eckerd School. This project was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Reveal will be in the front of the building. Free with the price of admission.

6 - 8pm: Glassblowing Finale: Ethan Stern will lead a fiery glassblowing finale. Free with the price of admission.

 Metal

10 - noon: Welding Basics: Learn the basics of welding for shop, studio and art applications. $30. Get tickets 

10am - 6pm: Scratch Mold Help: Scratch molds can be purchased online or at the door. Free with the price of admission. Scratch molds are $30. Get tickets

Noon - 12:30pm: Mac Metz Artist Talk: Mac Metz will present slides and discuss his work. Free with the price of admission. 

1 - 3pm: Forge Demo: Metal artists will demonstrate their craft at the forge. Free with the price of admission.

4 - 4:30pm: Elizabeth Brim Artist Talk: Elizabeth Brim will present slides and discuss her work. Free with the price of admission.

6 - 10pm: Iron Pour: Mac Metz and other metal artists will fill their own molds and scratch molds created by Firefest visitors. Once the metal is cool, participants can take their work home. Free with the price of admission. Scratch molds are $30. Get tickets

 Entertainment

10am - 7pm: Art Exhibition: Enjoy an art exhibition featuring work made by Firefest artists and STARworks staff. Free with the price of admission.

8:30 - 10pm: Cory Luetjen & the Traveling Blues Band: Live music. Free with the price of admission.