The three-day workshop provides an intensive introduction to the entire woodfiring experience with multiple options. By condensing the loading and firing into just three days, participants will have the opportunity to have an immersive hands-on experience where multiple processes, variations, and facets of woodfiring are explored. Additionally, the firing provides experienced participants an opportunity to see alternative techniques as well as dialogue with other ceramicists about kiln types, effects of wood, and more technical aspects of achieving specific results. Participants will need to bring green or pre-bisqued cone 10 pots for the firing.    

Experience level: Intermediate to Advanced
Dates: (3 day workshop)
Registration Deadline: 
Fee: $345 (includes 3 lunches, and a $150 non-refundable deposit)
Class size limit: 8

Student Supplies:

Green ware: Cone 10 clay. 10-20 pieces that are smallish in scale; no plates though and nothing over 12” tall. Make sure your pots are easily identifiable when we take them from the post-firing.


Please bring packing materials to safely transport your work home. Please treat your classroom like a campsite and leave nothing behind. PLEASE LABEL YOUR SUPPLIES


Andy Palmer  is a studio potter and educator.  He received his Bachelors in Science from James Madison University and his Master’s in Education from SUNY Cortland . He was then hired to supervise and coordinate the Ceramics Department at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY for 17 years.  Since then, he hasworked in the ceramics manufacturing industry as a ceramics specialist / consultant, taught at the local college, and currently maintains and operates his own studio researching and writing about various firing techniques as well as glaze and clay compositions.  He also assists his wife in managing In Tandem Gallery in Bakersville, North Carolina which specializes in studio ceramics.