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Thu, Mar 24


East Creek Art

Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making

Learn the basics of wood firing with a 2 day making time at the East Creek studio in March followed by a wood-soda firing in May

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Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making
Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – Mar 25, 2022, 5:00 PM

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


About the event

Beginning Woodfiring Workshop with Joe Robinson

12 people max. Indoor/Outdoor. Beginner friendly.

2 days making plus 3 days firing plus 1 day unloading.

Making and instruction: March 24-25

Load/fire: May 13-15

Unloading: Friday May 20 with optional pickup May 21-22.


-2 days of making in the East Creek Studio

-25 lbs clay

-Bisque Firing for work made during studio weekend

-3 cubic feet in the Catenary Arch kiln

-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 two days of making at the East Creek stuido during spring break, followed by a community firing of our catenary arch wood soda kiln in May.

During the making time, you'll get material instruction and have the opportunity to select and use reccomended materials at the East Creek studio. Then, use what you've learned to do your homework and make pieces for the May firing. Everything you need for wood firing beyond your bisque is provided, including wadding, glaze, and kiln sundries.

On Friday May 13 we will share in the loading of the kiln and light with a small gas burner on Friday night.

Early Saturday morning we will begin stoking wood and continue through shut down sometime on Sunday night, including the introduciton of soda sometime on Sunday.

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

On Friday May 20 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.


-Tiny Cabin stay March 24

-bunkhouse bed March 24

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


  • Workshop Registration

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

  • A-Frame Cabin Booking: 1 night

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

    Sold Out
  • Tiny Cabin Booking: 1 night

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

    Sold Out
  • Bunkhouse bed booking

    Twin bed in shared bunkhouse March 24.




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