Firing the Train Kiln

October 6, 2019 – October 12, 2019

Jason Hess

This workshop focuses on how to fire a wood kiln. Students should bring cone 10 porcelain or stoneware bisque pottery to class and be prepared to learn how to slip, glaze, wad, load and fire a Train Kiln. Discussions include clay bodies, kiln design, wood chemistry, the end phase, and the shutting down of a wood firing. As the kiln cools, demonstrations focus on how to make work for different areas within the kiln. No prior wood firing experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels.



COURSE FEE: $600


Jason Hess teaches Ceramics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He received a BA from Beloit College and an MFA from Utah State University. Hess is an avid wood fire potter and has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally.


Jason Hess

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

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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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