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Group Woodfiring, May 8-16, 2023

A 9 day event with around the clock involvement. See how teamwork and woodfiring come together.

  • Ended
  • 300 US dollars
  • 14814 Maidu Trails, Penn Valley, Ca 95946

Available spots

Service Description

This is an exciting opportunity to cooperatively participate in and learn about the thermal dynamics and processes of wood firing. We'll start with preparations... fuels, wood stacking and discuss slips/glazes and clays used for woodfire, with a review of these results to following the firing. You'll also begin to observe the loading processes and kiln. once loaded (day 3 hopefully) we'll then commence a firing for six days! This truly is a unique process, that raises new awareness about what is possible with clay and fire. Most importantly, we're looking for a committed group for this, with your beautiful pots and positive energy. You'll need to be committed to the nine full day schedule, this means "no missed days", being there for loading and onsite working on prep for firing and present for stoking shifts on time! This adventure can prove challenging, especially out of respect for the group energy that is involved and dedication to the results. You can bring many "bisqued" pots, they may or "may not' all get in. so be selective with the work, no "re-fires", no "large" plates or bowls, or these will have something inside it or, go in upright at best. Also some clays are not appropriate for woodfire, so ask first. We will likely get to cone 12 in some areas of the kiln and some clays don't like that. You'll need extra warm clothing (at night) that can also get dirty (thick sweaters). Bring heavy duty gloves too, to protect your hands. I often say to folks "I live out in the middle of nowhere", really! So you'll probably need to prepare stuff to bring, like initial meals and water. We will break as a group for lunch/meals. Think of "camping" and how you might prepare for that. If needed your also welcome to do so, again, talk to me first. There are food places within 20 minutes. If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to ask and enquire more about this event An itinary for the event will be prepared when you arrive.

Cancelation Policy

To cancel, or potentially change classes, please contact within 2 weeks of the course start date. Thank you.

Contact Details


16774 Indian Springs Road, Penn Valley, CA, USA

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