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Sat, Sep 21


East Creek Art

Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making: September 21-22

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

Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making: September 21-22
Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making: September 21-22

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 22, 2024, 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 21-22, 2024

Load/fire: October 25-27, 2024

Unloading: Saturday November 2


-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 recommendations

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

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

Join Joe Robinson for two days of making at the East Creek studio in September, 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 recommended 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. 25 we will share in the loading of the kiln and light with a small gas burner on Friday night.

Early Saturday morning 10/26 we will begin stoking wood and continue through shut down sometime on Sunday afternoon/evening, including the introduction of soda mixture sometime on Sunday.

On Saturday November 2 at 12:00 noon, we’ll unload the kiln and work together to clean up and grind shelves.


-Tiny Cabin stay Sept 21-22

-bunkhouse bed Sept 21-22


  • Workshop Registration

    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.




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