Firing Workshops

Raku, Soda, Pit Firing & more

We now offer Workshops for Non-Members!

Gas Soda Firing

 Soda Fire Workshop for Non-Members

Instructor: Margaret Tassi

Cost: $100

Come learn the fundamentals of Soda Firing at our Atmospheric Firing Center in San Gregorio!

In this workshop we will discuss clay bodies, wadding, and learn about the science of soda firing. Each slot offers 1 cubic foot of firing space and access to 6 of our flashing slips, 3 glazes, and our oxides. This workshop is specifically designed for potters who are new to atmospheric firing or those who have experience and want to have access to our range of materials.

We look forward to hosting you!

**Please remember that you must bring your Cone 10 bisqueware to our site on loading day**

 

June Gas Soda Workshop

 

June 9th  — 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)
 June 15th  — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

July Gas Soda Workshop

 

July 14th  — 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)
 July 20th  — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

August Gas Soda Workshop

 

August 11th  — 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)
 August 17th  — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

September Gas Soda Workshop

 

September 9th  — 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)
September 15th  — 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Soda Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

Monthly Gas Soda Firings*

Instructor: Margaret Tassi

Cost: $60 Non Members | $40 Members


*In San Gregorio (location to be provided)

 

Gas Soda Firings

 

June | 06/02 - 06/08

9 am - 12pm

This opportunity is designed for potters who have had experience with Soda Firing. Included in the cost of your event: one cubic foot of firing space in our gas soda kiln.

**Please remember that you must bring your Cone 10 bisqueware to our site on loading day**

We require you to attend both the load and unload/cleanup dates.
We are unable to accommodate any cancellations or refunds.

$60

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July | 07/21 - 07/27

9 am - 12pm

This opportunity is designed for potters who have had experience with Soda Firing. Included in the cost of your event: one cubic foot of firing space in our gas soda kiln.

**Please remember that you must bring your Cone 10 bisqueware to our site on loading day**

We require you to attend both the load and unload/cleanup dates.
We are unable to accommodate any cancellations or refunds.

$60

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August | 08/18 - 08/24

9 am - 12pm

This opportunity is designed for potters who have had experience with Soda Firing. Included in the cost of your event: one cubic foot of firing space in our gas soda kiln.

**Please remember that you must bring your Cone 10 bisqueware to our site on loading day**

We require you to attend both the load and unload/cleanup dates.
We are unable to accommodate any cancellations or refunds.

$60

Raku & Pit Firing Monthly Informational Lecture

Raku & Pit Firing Monthly Lecture

Immerse Yourself in a Full Day of Ceramic Creativity

Full Day: $160 Non Members | $80 Members

Half Day: $80 Non Members | $40 Members

NOTE: Members will receive an email with a coupon to use when purchasing the class. Please reach out to us if you did not receive the coupon code.

Morning Session: Pit Fire Ceramics

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Start your day by diving into the traditional and natural methods of Pit Fire Ceramics. Under the guidance of our instructor, Matt, you’ll explore the history, preparation, and firing processes that give Pit Fire its distinctive earthy beauty. Learn about different clay bodies, forms, and the use of organic materials to create stunning effects. This session includes interactive lectures, Q&A, and demonstrations to provide a complete understanding of this atmospheric firing technique.

Lunch Break: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Take a break to relax, enjoy your lunch, and mingle with fellow participants. Feel free to bring your lunch or explore local eateries.

Afternoon Session: Raku Firing

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Continue your creative journey in the afternoon with our exciting Raku workshop. Matt will introduce you to the vibrant and unpredictable world of Raku firing, where rapid cooling and post-firing reduction techniques produce unique and dramatic results. This session will cover the history, preparation, and firing processes of Raku, featuring demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for questions and interaction.

Full-Day Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Learning: Gain in-depth knowledge of both Pit Fire and Raku techniques.
  • Community Engagement: Connect with fellow pottery enthusiasts and share your passion.
  • Expert Instruction: Benefit from Matt’s extensive experience and personalized guidance

We encourage you to book both sessions on the same day, but you’re welcome to just attend the one you like best.

Raku Firing

Raku Firings

 

Cost: $100 Non Members | $35 Members

Come join us for an awesome day of Raku at our Atmospheric Firing Center! This firing is designed for potters who have had experience with Raku before. Please bring your bisqued pieces to our site where you will have the opportunity to use a range of our  Raku glazes. We look forward to hosting you!

 

 

June 29th — 9 am
Raku Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

August 25th — 9 am
Raku Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

October 13th — 9 am
Raku Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

Pit Firings

 

Cost: $100 Non Members | $35 Members

Come join us for an awesome day of Pit firing at our Atmospheric Firing Center! This firing is designed for potters who have had experience with pit firing before. Please bring your bisqued pieces to our site and get to know the pit fire community!

 

 

June 29th — 9 am
Pit Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

August 25th — 9 am
Pit Firing in San Gregorio, CA (location to be provided)

Happy Students

Great place to learn pottery and enjoy the community of artists.

-Amy DeLorimier

Had a great time learning how to center and shape clay. Amazing to see how a shapeless clay is transformed into a usable object. Owner was great and made our experience with pottery fun!

-BeckyC M