Wood Firing Intensive: Exploring Regular And Reduction Cool Processes

June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Ted Neal

During this workshop students learn to fire Arrowmont’s newly-built train wood kiln. Participants should bring bisqued work (cone 10+ clay) to load in the first firing. While firing, and while the kiln is cooling, you will work together for a cone 9 reduction cool firing. Students will explore slip and glaze techniques that work with both types of firing, as well as loading and firing strategies to maximize desirable surfaces. Open to all skill levels of hand building or wheel throwing. Wood fire experience is helpful but not necessary.


Ted Neal taught at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Utah State University, and has been professor of Art/Ceramics at Ball State University since 2006. He earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and his BFA from Utah State University. He builds kilns across the country and built the Arrowmont train and salt kilns in the summer of 2016.

Ted Neal

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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