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Fri, Oct 06


East Creek Art

Advanced Wood Firing w/Making

Up your wood firing game with instruction, 3 days studio making time, and 3 firings. Includes 5 cubic feet of firing space.

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Advanced Wood Firing w/Making
Advanced Wood Firing w/Making

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – Oct 08, 2023, 5:00 PM

East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA


About the event

Advanced Woodfiring Workshop with Joe Robinson

8 people max. Indoor/Outdoor. Beginner friendly.

3 days making plus two firing cycles.

Making and instruction: October 6-8 2023

First Load/fire: October 27-29 2023 (1 kiln, 1 cf)

Unloading: Friday November 3 

Second Load/Fire: November 4-12 2023 (2 kilns, 4 cf total)

Second Unloading: Saturday, November 25

Join Joe Robinson for three days of making at the East Creek stuido during summertime, followed by a community firing of our catenary arch wood soda kiln in October, and a community firing of the 40' East Creek Anagama in November. 

During the making time, you'll get material instruction and have the opportunity to select and use reccomended materials at the East Creek studio. Advance techniques will be discussed and practiced- including wadding selection, clay inclusions, glaze and slips, and more. Then, use what you've learned to do your homework and make pieces for the October firing. Everything you need for wood firing beyond your bisque is provided, including wadding, glaze, and kiln sundries.

This is a lot of wood firing including making and materials for the seriously interested person. Your attendance is required at the loadings, and for one shift per firing. Unloadings are strongly suggested. Otherwise, attendance is flexible based on your life circumstance. You can join us for as much or as little as you're able. 

First Firing, October 27-29, 1 cf

On Friday Oct. 27 we will share in the loading of the kiln and light with a small gas burner on Friday night.

Early Saturday morning 10/28 we will begin stoking wood and continue through shut down sometime on Sunday night, including the introduciton of soda sometime on Sunday. Also on Saturday we'll be conducting optional raku firing.

On Saturday night we'll enjoy a shared dinner, menu TBD based on participants.

On Friday November 3 at 12:00 noon, we’ll unload the kiln and work together to clean up and grind shelves. Then, stay for an optional celebration and bonfire and prep (glaze, wad, etc) your next round of pots which will be loaded starting the following day.

Second Firing, November 4-12, 4 cf

We'll load the weekend of November 5. The anagama takes 3 days to load.

We'll light the anagama on Tuesday November 7 and fire though Sunday November 12. We'll load and light the catenary on Thursday November 9 and fire it concurrently with the anagama, Friday thru Saturday.

We will unload both kilns Saturday November 25 in an all day extravaganza, lunch included. 


-3 days of making in the East Creek Studio

-75 lbs clay (3 types, 1 bag ea)

-Bisque Firing for work made during studio weekend up to 5 cf.

-1 cubic foot in the Catenary Arch kiln October Firing to test

-4 cubic feet between November Anagama and Catenary firings.

-Copy of the East Creek Handbook incl. written materials reccomendations

-Camping (tent or car) for making workshop, firing, and unloading

Local accomodations are available for a reasonable rate at the Wildwood Hotel in Willamina.


-Tiny Cabin stay Oct 6-8

-bunkhouse bed Oct 6-8


  • Workshop Registration

    Includes clay, bisque firing, wood firing, and camping.

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  • A-Frame Cabin Booking

    Making weekend private booking of the East Creek A-Frame cabin with 1 queen and pull out couch. Shared toilet.

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  • Tiny Cabin Booking

    Making Weekend private booking of 8x12' tiny cabin with full bed. Shared toilet.

    Sale ended
  • Bunkhouse bed booking

    Twin bed in shared bunkhouse (Sept 16 & 17).

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