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Atmospheric Surfaces: Wood and Soda Firing

June 30, 2024 - July 12, 2024

Seth Green  ·  sethgreenpottery.com

Workshop Overview


In this workshop, students will enhance their pottery forms through wood and soda firings. Students will achieve unique atmospheric surfaces on pottery forms and will explore new ways to throw and combine complex forms. Students will also learn what slips and clays work best in these atmospheres and experience the opportunity to load and fire kilns. The workshop will consist of instructor demonstrations and discussions, as well as individual work time with instructor guidance.


  • Slip and glaze application for wood and soda firing
  • Learn/improve basic wheel throwing techniques
  • Throwing and combining complex forms (for the more advanced student)


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival via the link above
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Knowledge of what is happening in the kiln during a wood or soda firing
  • Finished wood and soda fired pottery
  • An increased understanding of clay, slip, and glaze choices appropriate for wood and soda
  • A basic or increased ability to make wheel thrown pottery.

COURSE FEE: $1,210

Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Seth Green is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW), in Fort Wayne, IN. He received an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BA in Art from Southern Utah University. He has worked at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado and has been an artist-in- residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Before Joining the faculty at PFW, Seth taught ceramics at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky where he was promoted to Associate Professor. He is also the founder of the Indiana Clay Conference.

Seth actively exhibits his ceramic vessels on the national and international levels, in solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions. His work is represented by the Clay Studio of Philadelphia and the Companion Gallery in Humboldt, TN. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Best Teapot Award in the 2012 Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition and was awarded Best of Show, by the Kentucky Arts Council, for his work exhibited in the 2015 Kentucky Crafted: The Market in Lexington, KY. Images and articles about his work have been published in Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Clay Times Magazine, The Log Book, American iPottery, and two Lark Books publications “500 Vases” and “500 Teapots”. Seth was awarded the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship and commissioned to make the awards for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts by the Kentucky Arts Council. He has also been a demonstrator, visiting artist, and workshop presenter at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Clay Studio of Missoula, Michigan Mud Conference, and at several universities around the country.

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

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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