Wood Firing

Kiln loaded for firing
Kiln loaded for firing

Here the pots are loaded prior to bricking up the door for firing

Firing begins
Firing begins

A small fire is started in the front of the kiln to begin warming the ware.

End of the firing
End of the firing

Near the end of the firing, the kiln door and all openings are sealed with newspaper dipped in a clay slip/

Kiln loaded for firing
Kiln loaded for firing

Here the pots are loaded prior to bricking up the door for firing

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Projected Dates (subject to change):

June 24/25

July 22/23

A wood firing is always an exciting event. It is the culmination of weeks of labor; producing pots, chopping wood and preparing the kiln. A firing is a feat of endurance requiring 30+ hours of tending the kiln. A combination of experience, science and instinct is required to have a succesful result.