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Keeping it Cool, Reduction Cool Wood Fire

October 22, 2023 - November 3, 2023

Lindsay Oesterritter  ·  loceramics.com

Workshop at a glance

This class will focus on all elements of wood firing a train kiln. As a team, you will load, fire, unload, clean, and reflect on the process and our pots.


  • Loading a kiln
  • Wood firing
  • Reduction cooling
  • Pottery cleaning techniques


  • Wood
  • Clay
  • Dremel


  • Growing knowledge of firing a wood kiln
  • Considerations when making work
  • Finished pieces

Artist Bio

Lindsay Oesterritter is a full-time studio potter in Manassas, Virginia who earned her MFA from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She was assistant and assoiate professor of ceramics at Western Kentucky University. Oesterritter is co-president of the Studio Potter Board and co-organizer of Southern Crossing Pottery Festival held in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. In 2021, she was awarded an Innovation Award from the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen from a piece juried into the Strictly Functional Pottery National. In 2020 she published her first book, Mastering Kilns & Firing. She was artist-in-residence at Arrowmont and at the Strathnairn Arts Association, Australia.

  • Lindsay Oesterritter
  • Lindsay Oesterritter
  • Lindsay Oesterritter
  • Lindsay Oesterritter

Workshop Description

In this workshop students will load and fire the train kiln with a reduced cooling at the end of the firing. While the kiln cools, there will be class demonstrations and discussions about design, studio practice, wood firing variations, and shared inspirations. Participants will then unload the kiln and spend time cleaning their pieces and adding the final finishing touches on favorite pieces from the firing. Students should bring to class bisque pots for the firing and will be going home with finished pieces and maybe a few bisque pieces. All clay you use for this class should be rated for cone 9-11 (high fire temperatures). Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $1,210  ·  materials list

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

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

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