top of page

Fri, Mar 10


East Creek Art

Wood Firing For Beginners: Willamette Ceramics Guild

Learn the basics of wood firing with an evening info session day at Willamette Art Center in Salem followed by a wood-soda firing in March at East Creek Art

Registration is Closed
See other events
Wood Firing For Beginners: Willamette Ceramics Guild
Wood Firing For Beginners: Willamette Ceramics Guild

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – Mar 12, 2023, 5:00 PM

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


About the event

East Creek Wood Firing Workshop

Info Session at WAC: Wednesday Evening, Feb 15 at 5:00p

Loading/Firing: March 10-12 (load Fri, fire Sat/Sun, Soda Sun)

Unloading: Sunday March 19 (after NCECA)

Retail Price: $195/person

**Info Session is optional**

Join Joe Robinson and the East Creek team for a 2 part wood firing workshop!

Start with an info session in February at Willamette Art Center in Salem where we'll look at example pots, talk kilns and clays, and discuss ideal forms and making methods for wood firing.

Then, have a month to make up to 2 cubic feet of work for the East Creek Catenary Arch kiln (the ChickenCat) on your own. Want to get a head start? All the cone 10 clays at WAC are good for wood!

Bring your work (or send with a friend) to East Creek on Friday, March 10 at 10:00a for a 3-day firing event. All firing materials are included, including liner glaze, wadding, and fuel. (and if you don't know what that means, no problem, we'll explain). All you need to bring is your bisque fired pieces, the rest is included.

We'll load the kiln on Friday 3/10, light the kiln Friday night, and fire through Sunday, March 12. During the firing, you'll have the opportunity to stoke wood, observe firing cones at work, and learn about the process in a supported environment with Joe and/or another experienced member of the East Creek crew.

While at East Creek, you can choose to camp out for free on our beautiful 20 acre campus, stay in a tiny cabin or bunkhouse for an extra fee, stay in nearby Willamina, or head home for the night. East Creek has plenty of cooking resources including stove, oven, microwave and grill in a shared outdoor kitchen for firing crew.

We will then unload the kiln on Sunday, March 19, revealing our treasures and talking about how/why things came out as they did. A lunch of homemade chili con carne is provided.

You may come and go as you please, it's not required to attend the firing all days. If you just want to come for a few hours, that's totally cool. Or if you're a die-hard, stay from loading to shutdown! The only requirement is that we have your pots for loading by Friday, March 10 at noon.


-Feb. Info Session

-2 cubic feet in March Catenary Firing

-All firing materials incl. glaze and wadding

-Camping at East Creek

-Lunch on Sunday. March 19


-tiny cabin rental

see for cancellation policy info


  • Registration w/ 1 Cubic Foot

    Includes 1 cubic foot of work int the wood firing, lunch, and camping.

    Sale ended
  • Registration w./ 2 Cubic Feet

    Includes 2 cubic feet of work in the wood firing, lunch, and camping.

    Sold Out



Share this event

bottom of page