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Blaze with Brûlée

October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - October 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Yakisugi Fire Art Workshop. Sat & Sun 12:00 – 16:00 both days. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to put flame to wood. Yakisugi developed in Japan as a solution to the destructive forces of Mother Nature. Sometimes called Shou Sugi Ban.

You apply as much or as little flame to a wood object, demonstrating the protective nature of fire. Apply additional flame to experience a noetic transformation. Take home your personalized artistic expression. The flame does all the work!

Creative expression is a scientifically proven method to end burnout. Originally used for exterior siding and roofing to counteract the salty sea air destroying wooden houses. Burning wood creates a layer of carbon protecting the inner wood core.

Wood Object Considerations:
You will hold the wood object with metal tongs. This factors into the weight of the object and shape of the object. Make sure there is an anchor point to hold the object. Round objects are problematic.
You will use both hands at all times while burning. Adaptations and accommodations possible with Instructor involvement.
You have total agency where the flame goes. Applying the flame to the wood object is the best choice.


October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
October 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
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Open Bench Project
971 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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