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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.

2019 WOOD KILN FIRING SCHEDULE

  • MARCH 16-17, BLACK HOUND STUDIO
  • MARCH 23-24, JESSICA GREET
  • APRIL 6-7, ST. JOES UNIVERSITY AND MCCC
  • APRIL 12-14, JACK TROY WORKSHOP
  • APRIL 27-28, SUSAN BANKERT AND STUDENTS
  • MAY 11-12, SUZANNE KENT
  • JUNE1-2, COMMUNITY FIRING
  • JUNE 8-9, JESSICA GREET
  • JULY 13-14, JESSICA GREET
  • SEPT. 7-8, THE CLAY STUDIO
  • SEPT. 21-22, SUSAN BANKERT
  • OCT. 12-13, JANICE STRAWDER
  • OCT.19-20, VITRA5 JACKIE HENNISEE
  • NOV. 9-10, COMMUNITY FIRING
  • NOV. 16-17, SUSAN BANKERT
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.

 

AVAILABLE FALL DATES

  • SEPT. 14-15
  • SEPT. 28-29
  • OCT. 5-6
  • NOV. 2-3
  • NOV. 23-24 (MUST UNLOAD WED. MORNING)
  • DEC. 7-8


COMMUNITY/MEMBERS KILN FIRING

Opening chambers of wood burning kiln at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs.

Opening chambers of wood burning kiln at Chester Springs Studio.

Limit:9 participants
Instructor:
 Matt Wren, Wood Kiln Supervisor,
leads firings and oversees 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 the Ceramic 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


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) 

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.

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 are made out to: Historic Yellow Springs, Inc.

 

PRICING

Private Rental: $1400
Initial Deposit: $450

PRIVATE FIRINGS 

If you are interested in reserving a firing, contact:

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

After confirming and reserving the kiln with Matt Wren, you may pay online, by check or in cash. Make checks payable 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 InquirerMain Line Times