If you love spending a cool fall evening around the bonfire, talking shop with other inspired artists, and making ceramic work that is truly one-of-a-kind, then wood-firing is an experience you just can't miss. From his first firing, Kevin was drawn to the communal aspect, intense temperatures and the unexpected beauty of the wood-fire process, and he loves introducing others to this amazing community experience. Bring your pots and passion for clay, and we can make amazing work together.
Prices are for the cubic feet of space, helping load, firing for at least one 3-hour shift, unloading, cleaning shelves and posts and returning the shelves and posts to their proper place. Unloading happens like this: unload the kiln, clean shelves and posts and return them to their proper place, look at or inspect the work that came out of the kiln and finally pack up your pottery.
If you are interested in scheduling a private firing on a date that is not listed, please contact Kevin.
Anagama and Salt chamber
Approximately 500/550 pieces
or about 75 cubic feet of work fit in the kiln.
$30/cubic foot x 95 cubic feet = $2850
Anagama kiln (front chamber) 73 cubic feet
Approximately 350/400 pieces of various sizes
or about 60 cubic feet of work fits in the kiln.
$30/cubic foot x 73 cubic feet = $2190
Soda/salt kiln (back chamber) 22 cubic feet
Approximately 120/140 pieces of various sizes
or about 15 cubic feet of work fit in the kiln.
$35/cubic foot x 22 cubic feet = $770
CLAY MUST BE HIGH FIRE CLAY!
Here are some types of clay that can be purchased for use in the wood kiln firing.
Standard 153 or 225 is good for an all around workability and a nice look in both wood and wood/salt.
Standard 182, 470 or Laguna B-mix, B-mix for wood for a different look (a little more shine and flashing in the wood) but the workability is more challenging for beginners.
If you have glazes, most cone 10 glaze will work (some better than others).
The colors could change in the wood and soda/salt atmosphere. Another option is to work with Velvet Underglaze for color. These can change color too in the wood and soda/salt atmosphere but it is a good place to start. If you don''t have glazes, we have studio glazes that are available for use too.
It is best to bring your pieces pre-wadded, with the mix below or a wadding mix of your choice. Wad your pieces BEFORE you arrive at the kiln.
· 50% silica sand and 50% fire clay (Hawthorn or AP Green is what I use)