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Radius Art Studio

Wood Firing Workshop - Radius Art Studio

Join Radius and East Creek for a 2 part wood firing workshop starting in March 2020! Start with 2 info/demo days at Radius Studio in Portland, then join the firing of the 40 foot East Creek Anagama wood fired kiln on 20 forest acres. Come and go as you please, weekenders welcome. $350

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Wood Firing Workshop - Radius Art Studio

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2020, 10:00 AM

Radius Art Studio, 322 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

About The Event


Demos/Info: March 21-22 10:00-4:00, Radius Art Studio 

Firing: May 9-17, East Creek, Willamina, OR 

Unload: June 7, East Creek, Willamina, OR

Cost: $350

**Come and go as you please, see note below. Weekend Warriors welcome.**

Join Joe Robinson and Radius Studio for a special collaborative workshop in March 2020. We'll start with a 2 day demo/informational workshop on March 21-22, 2020 at Radius Studios in Portland. Joe has an MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft and has been working with clay for 20 years. He owns the 20 acre East Creek forest art studio and retreat just outside of Willamina, OR. He also teaches Art at Linfield College. Joe will lead a discussion and overview about the wood firing process, will show some work from the kiln and firing considerations, and share a series of making demos to get you ready to fire. You'll have over a month to make work and prepare to fire. 

Then, travel to the beautiful East Creek property May 9-17 to participate in firing the 40 foot wood kiln, as well as participate in pit and raku firings. You'll get 2 cubic feet of space in the wood kiln, 2 cubic feet of raku space, and 2 cubic feet of pit firing space. All firing supplies and materials provided, but you have to make the pots! You'll be provided a gourmet meal on Friday May 15, and are welcome to camp on the East Creek property at no charge. Bunkhouse and tiny cabin accommodation available for an extra fee. The firing is concurrent with the 2020 NW Wood Firing Conference (, so a variety of artists, students, and educators from around the country will be present at the firing.


-2cf wood, 2cf pit, 2cf raku. Bring your bisque and we'll fire it together.

-all glaze material and wadding 

-camping accommodation 

-1 day East Creek studio use during firing time

**Note: Wood firing is a shared work process, but as a workshop participant you can come to as much or as little of the firing as you'd like. This workshop is designed so that if you have a 9-5, you don't need to take much or any time off to get all the juicy bits. You'll need to make sure your pots get to East Creek by 5/9, and arrange to pick them up on June 7, but other than that, there's no requirement. Raku and pit firings will happen May 15 and/or 16 pending participant input. 





  • Workshop Registration


    Workshop participant: 2 workshop days + 2cf Anagama Firing + 2cf Raku + 2cf Pit Firing. Includes camping and use of East Creek Facility. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal and accommodation registration is non-refundable.




  • Daily Studio Use


    Use the studio for making, cost per day. Includes tools but not materials. Includes bisque firing of your work, up to 2 cubic feet/day. This is beyond the 1 day studio time included in the workshop fee. Workshop registration is 50% refundable until 30 days before the event, when it becomes non-refundable. Meal, studio, and accommodation registration is non-refundable.