Main Conference

 Woodfire NC 2017 June 8-11

The International Woodfire Conference at STARworks in Star, N.C. is a collaboration between STARworks, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and the woodfire potters of North Carolina.  To kick off the conference there will be a series of pre-conference wood firing workshops across the state in Asheville, Seagrove and Bailey, North Carolina from May 27 - June 7.  


Meet the 2017 Main Conference Artists

Schedule                           Registration                          Accommodations


Registration Pricing for Main Conference:  $245 or $195 for students

Now Selling One-Day Passes! $125 

Must present student ID at check-in

During the main conference, a series of panelists, lecturers and demonstrations will explore all aspects of wood firing, beginning with a lively discussion of historical, ethical and environmental issues pertaining to the field. Conference panelists will then examine the foundational role that clay has in our practice, and carefully explore, among other topics, aspects of loading, cooling, color, kiln design and marketing.  

Interspersed throughout the proceedings will be plenary lectures and keynote addresses from some of our field’s most noted thinkers.  Scheduled to run concurrently to the panel discussions throughout the conference will be artist presentations, demonstrations and films all relating to the art and practice of wood firing.  



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