This is a 85-95hr firing in a 4-chambered Noborigama, two chambers wood fire effects and two salt chambers
Anne Pärtna of Blue Hen Pottery
Her Bourry-box kiln takes roughly 24 hours to fire with an overnight shut down. Small amount of salt will be used at the end of firing.
STARworks Clay Studio
The wood kiln at The Clay Studio is a three-chambered Noborigama; one wood ash, one glaze and the largest of the three being a 24 cu/ft salt chamber. The kiln was designed and built as a collaboration between Andres Allik of Estonia, Takuro Shibata and Hajimu Kato of Shigaraki, Japan in 2006.
Daniel and Kate Johnston
This kiln is a 850 cu./ft. Anagama wood-salt kiln.
Michael and Levi Mahan
From the Ground Up Pottery will be firing in a Manabigama kiln, woodfired for 20 hours, with reduction cool for 4-6 hours.
Chad will fire the 60 cu./ft., wood-salt Groundhog kiln at the NC Pottery Center for roughly 20 hrs. Photo provided by Rob Hunter.
NC Pottery Center Noborigama with Kirsten Olson
Kirsten will be firing the 120 cu. ft., two chambered Noborigama kiln at the North Carolina Pottery Center, built in 2001 by Ruggles and Rankin .
Sid, Matt & Jason Luck of Luck's Ware Pottery
Sid and his sons Matt and Jason of Luck's Ware Pottery will be firing in a Groundhog kiln used to produce salt-glazed pottery similar to that produced many years ago by Luck ancestors.
Takuro and Hitomi Shibata of Studio Touya
They built their Shigaraki style Anagama (16 feet long, 7 feet wide and 5 feet high) with catenary arch salt chamber (6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall) in 2009-2010
Pamela Owens and Travis Owens of Jugtown Pottery
The Jugtown fast fire kiln is a Fred Olsen designed kiln. It is a small down draft kiln with two fireboxes; one accessed from each side under the kiln. This kiln can be fired quickly, but it can also be held back with green wood and soaked. It is a great kiln for one person to fire alone and it is small enough in size for good control of reduction for clay bodies and glazes. It has a stacking space of about 25 cu. ft.
Sculpture Kiln Firing with Ingrid Allik
Ingrid will build one large-scale piece during the pre-conference at the STARworks Clay Studio. The piece will be fired and opened at peak temperature on Saturday night of the main conference. The photo is an example from last year's Firefest event at STARworks with Sergei Isopuv.