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 24″ x 30″. 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.
March 5-6: Christopher Richards
March 26-27: Jackie Henisee
April 1-3: U Arts, Matt Courtney
April 9-10: Suzanne Kent
April 22: Allens Lane Art Center load Friday, unload Friday
May 1-2: Jessica Greet
May 7-8: Susan Bankert
June 4-5: Black Hound Clay Studio
June 25-26: Jackie Henisee
July 9-10: Jodi Davidson
July 23-24: Jessica Greet
September 10-11: Black Hound Clay Studio
September 17-18: Jessica Greet
September 30: Allens Lane Art Center load friday, unload Friday
October 8-9: Susan Bankert
October 15-16: Patty Baumeister, Marjorie Robbins
October 22-23: Suzanne Kent
November 5-6: Jackie Henisee
November 12-13: Susan Bankert
All Firings and Shares for 2022 have been booked.
Check back at the beginning of next year for new listings for 2023 or contact:
Limit: 9 participants
Instructor: Matt Wren, Wood Kiln Supervisor, leads firings and oversees preparations
Location: Chester Springs Studio Ceramic Studio/Wood Kiln
Cost Per Share: $150 Member, $175 Non-member
Available Shares: 9 shares (1 share is 12″ x 24″ x 30″)
Participants: Must sign up for firing shifts at Chester Springs Studio beginning Friday afternoon and be present for kiln unloading. Sign up sheet in Studio.
Provided for Each Firing:
After confirming and reserving your space with Matt Wren you may pay by check or in cash. Make checks payable to: Historic Yellow Springs, Inc.
All Private Full Kiln Rentals for 2022 have been booked.
Check back at the beginning of next year for new opportunities for 2023 or contact:
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 payable to: Historic Yellow Springs, Inc.
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.
Wood Burning Dual-Chamber Noborigama Kiln During Construction