Light It Up: Wood Firing The Train Kiln

June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020

Doug Jeppesen

During this workshop students will create their work and then fire it in Arrowmont’s train kiln. Through class demonstrations, slide talks and class discussions, you will explore the ideas of making work for a wood firing. Discussions will include glaze and non-glaze surface treatments and strategies for placing work in the kiln for a desired outcome. Post firing treatment of the kiln and the work will be covered, along with the allusive idea of “making it” as an artist. No prior wood firing experience is necessary. Open to all skill levels.


Doug Jeppesen is an associate professor of Art at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. He holds a BA and BFA from the University of Tulsa, and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. Jeppesen has presented at the International Wood Firing Conference at Northern Arizona University and the Second European Wood Fire Conference at Guladagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark. He also organized and hosted the 2016 International Wood Fire Conference at Waubonsee Community College.

Doug Jeppesen

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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