JACK TROY WORKSHOP
Firing the Chester Springs Noborigama Kiln
Historic Yellow Springs is pleased to offer a wood-firing workshop with Jack Troy. Join us for a great experience with this internationally recognized pottery artist and expert in wood firings. You’ll will be able to fire your work in both the wood and salt chambers of the two-chamber Noborigama at Chester Springs Studio. Jack will share his experience in developing wood fired surfaces, glazing, wadding, loading techniques, as well as firing methods.
His first book, Salt Glazed Ceramics, was published in 1977. In 1978, he built Pennsylvania’s first anagama-style kiln at Juniata College, and personal anagamas at his home in 1987 and 2006. In 1995, he published the book Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain. His collection of poems, Calling the Planet Home, was published in 2003 and more than 60 of his articles, book reviews, and exhibition catalogue essays have appeared in the major periodicals in his field. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awarded him two Craft Fellowships for his work in ceramics, and a Fellowship in Literature for his poetry. He was selected by the Council to make the awards for the 2005 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. In 2012 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from NCECA, the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts.