Wed, Sep 13|
East Creek Art
Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making: September 13-14
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 October
Time & Location
Sep 13, 10:00 AM – Sep 14, 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: September 13-14, 2023
Load/fire: October 27-29
Unloading: Friday November 3 12:00 noon
Join Joe Robinson for two days of making at the East Creek stuido during summertime, followed by a community firing of our catenary arch wood soda kiln in October.
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 October firing. Everything you need for wood firing beyond your bisque is provided, including wadding, glaze, and kiln sundries.
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.
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 as the community prepares to load the Anagama kiln the next day.
-2 days of making in the East Creek Studio
-25 lbs clay
-Bisque Firing for work made during studio weekend
-2 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.
-Tiny Cabin stay Sept 23-24
-bunkhouse bed Sept 23-24
Includes clay, bisque firing, wood firing, and camping.
A-Frame Cabin Booking
Making Weekend Private booking of the East Creek A-Frame cabin with 1 queen and pull out couch Shared toilet.
Tiny Cabin Booking
Making Weekend Private booking of 8x12' tiny cabin with full bed. Shared toilet.
Bunkhouse bed booking
Making Weekend, Twin bed in shared bunkhouse.