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CHESTER SPRINGS STUDIO WOOD KILN 

The Chester Springs Studio wood kiln is a two-chamber noborigama, constructed in 2014 during a workshop with artist, Jim Dugan.  The first chamber is fired solely with wood, and in the second chamber salt/soda is introduced.  The kiln reaches cone 10 over about 24 hours. Community participants reserve shares in the firing. There are 9 shares of space within the kiln, one share is 12” x 18” x 40”.  Please contact Matt Wren at the Chester Springs Studio with questions in regard to  clay bodies, slips, and glazes suitable for the noborigama.  All work must be bisque-fired.

Wood burning noborigama kiln, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester County, Philadelphia

Vase fired in noborigama dual chamber salt/soda kiln at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester County, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania region.

COMMUNITY/MEMBERS KILN FIRING

  • Limit: 9 participants
  • Instructor: Matt Wren, Wood Kiln Supervisor, will lead the firings and oversee preparations
  • Firing: Dates Listed Below
  • Location: Clay Studio/Wood Kiln
  • Cost Per Share: $150 Member, $175 Nonmember
  • Available Shares: 9 shares (1 share is 12” x 18” x 40”)
  • Participants: Must sign up for firing shifts at Chester Springs Studio beginning Friday afternoon, and be present for kiln unloading. Sign up sheet posted in studio.

PROVIDED FOR EACH FIRING

  • Supplies: Slips, cone 10 glazes, wadding, cone packs, wood
  • Staff: Wood Kiln Monitor

PRICING

Community Firings: $150 member / $175 nonmember

Pottery fired in dual-chamber noborigama kiln at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester County, Philadelphia area. Pottery fired in wood burning salt/soda kiln at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs, Chester County.

Pottery fired in dual-chamber noborigama kiln at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester County, Philadelphia area.

 

FIRING SCHEDULE

  • Glazing and Wadding Tutorial: Friday Afternoon
  • Loading:  Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Firing: Saturday Afternoon until Sunday Afternoon
  • Unloading: Thursday

 

2017 COMMUNITY/MEMBERS FIRINGS

  • Community Firing: May 20-21, unload May 25
  • Community Firing: June 3-4, unload June 8
Opening chambers of wood burning kiln at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs.

Opening chambers of wood burning kiln at Chester Springs Studio.

 

CONTACT

Matt Wren, Ceramic Studio Supervisor
Phone:  610.827.7414 ext. 21
Email: mwren@yellowsprings.org

If you are interested in participating in a Community/Member firing, contact Matt Wren to confirm availability of shares. After confirming and reserving your space you may pay online, by check or in cash. Make checks out to: Historic Yellow Springs, Inc.

Online payment may be made here:

PAY NOW FOR KILN SHARE(S)

 


 

PRIVATE RENTAL PAYMENT (Full Kiln) 

We ask that a $450 deposit be made to hold the date of your firing, the remaining balance must be paid by check on the date of the firing or before by credit card over the phone.  Checks should be made out to the Historic Yellow Springs, Inc.

PRICING

  • Private Rental: $1400
  • Initial Deposit: $450
Pottery fired in wood burning noborigama kiln at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs.

Pottery fired in wood burning noborigama kiln at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs.

2017 PRIVATE FIRINGS 

If you are interested in reserving a firing, please contact:

Matt Wren, Ceramic Studio Supervisor
Phone:  610.827.7414 ext. 21
Email: mwren@yellowsprings.org

  • Private Rental: Mar.25-26, unload Mar.30 Reserved
  • Private Rental: Apr.1-2, unload Apr.5 Reserved
  • Private Rental: Apr.8-9, unload Apr.13 Reserved
  • Private Rental: Apr. 22-23, unload Apr. 27 Reserved
  • Private Rental: Apr. 28-30, unload May 5 Reserved
  • Private Rental: May 6-7, unload May 11 Reserved
  • Private Rental: June 10-11, unload June 15 Reserved

If you are interested in renting the full kiln, contact Matt Wren to confirm available dates. After confirming and reserving the kiln you may pay online, by check or in cash. Make checks out to: Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. Online payment may be made here:

PAY NOW FOR PRIVATE KILN RENTAL

 

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Wood Burning Dual-Chamber Noborigama Kiln During Construction

More about the kiln at Historic Yellow Springs in feature articles in: The Inquirer Main Line Times