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Sat, Sep 24


East Creek Art

The Traditional Anagama w/Making

Join this two day retreat for a considered look at traditional wood firing and an evening of wood fired pizza, followed by an Anagama firing in the fall.

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The Traditional Anagama w/Making
The Traditional Anagama w/Making

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – Sep 25, 2022, 5:00 PM

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


About the event

The Traditional Anagama Workshop with Joe Robinson

10 people max. Indoor/Outdoor. Beginner friendly.

2 days making, plus Nov. firing

Making and instruction: September 24-25

Anagama Load/Fire: November 5-13 

Unloading: Saturday, November 26


-2 days of making in the East Creek Studio

-25 lbs clay 

-Bisque Firing for work made during studio weekend.

-Anagama firing for work made during studio weekend up to 2 CF

-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.

Join Joe Robinson for a look at the history and traditions of the Anagama wood burning kiln, studio making time, and a community firing of the 40' East Creek Anagama in November. 

During the making retreat, you'll get instruction in materials and execution, along with the historical context of the anagama and the forms typical to the kiln. You'll also receive instruction in making several traditional forms including:

-wheel thrown teacups, chawan and guinomi (Japan)

-kurinuki carved vessels (Japan)

-pinched and coiled jars: onngi and moon (Korea)

-weed pipes (USA)

On Saturday night September 24, we'll have make-your-own wood fired pizza with provided dough, sauce and cooking help- bring your own toppings and beverages.

During the firing in November, you'll be invited to observe and participate in the community firing of our 40 foot wood burning Anagama kiln. You will be welcome to participate in as much or as little of the firing as you're able, though we ask that you do come to the firing at least once and the unloading to retreive your wares. 


-Tiny Cabin stay Sept 24

-bunkhouse bed Sept 24

**COVID-19 Vaccines are required for all participants at East Creek**


  • Workshop Registration

    Includes clay, bisque firing, wood firing, wood fired pizza dough and sauce, and camping.

    Sale ended
  • A-Frame Cabin Booking

    Private booking of the East Creek A-Frame cabin with 1 queen and pull out couch (Sept 24). Shared toilet.

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  • Tiny Cabin Booking

    Private booking of 8x12' tiny cabin with full bed (Sept 24 Shared toilet.

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  • Bunkhouse bed booking

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

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