Traditional Wood Fire Workshop

Course: Traditional Wood Fire Workshop

Wood firing is kiln firing prior to gas and electricity and conveys historical, cultural, and technical values. The process of firing a wood kiln involves loading pieces of wood into the mouth or "firebox" of the kiln. The process builds up a coal bed, used to retain temperature, as more wood is loaded on top to create temperatures in excess of 2300 degree Fahrenheit. These firings can last several days and produce patterns and effects that track the passage of the flame through the kiln. Potters who specialize in this process refer to it as "painting with the flame". Students will learn how to load the wood kiln and how to stoke wood to fire the kiln.

Location: Art Building Lab 108

Start Date End Date Fee
February 19th, 2022 March 6th, 2022 $107
Course Content
Traditional Wood Fire Workshop - AR-225 1
Start Date End Date Class Schedule Time Instructor Location Credits/CEU's
Feb 19th, 2022 Mar 6th, 2022 Saturday, Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hirotsune Tashima West -