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″. All work must be bisque-fired. Please contact Matt Wren, Ceramic Studio Supervisor, with questions in regard to clay bodies, slips, and glazes suitable for the noborigama, and to receive notifications about future kiln firings.
March 18-19: Jessica Greet
March 25-26: Jackie Henisee
April 15-16: Suzanne Kent
April 22-23: Black Hound Clay Studio
April 28-30: Allens Lane Art Center
May 6-7: Susan Bankert
May 13-14: Jodi Davidson
May 27-28: Aphrodite Kunkle
June 10-11: Jessica Greet
June 24-25: Jackie Henisee
July 1-2: Black Hound Clay Studio
August 3-13: Workshop: Build New HYS Kiln with Ted Neal
August 18-20: First Firing in New Kiln, Unload Saturday 8/26
September 9-10: Jodi Davidson
September 16-17: Jessica Greet
September 30 - October 1: Susan Bankert
October 7-8: Black Hound Clay Studio
October 13-15: Allens Lane Art Center
October 21-22: Suzanne Kent
October 28-29: Jackie Henisee
November 4-5: Jessica Greet
November 11-12: Susan Bankert
All Firings and Shares for 2023 have been booked.
Check back at the beginning of next year for new listings for 2024 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 2023 have been booked.
Check back at the beginning of next year for new opportunities for 2024 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 Rebuild
We will be rebuilding our Chester Springs Studio wood burning kiln this summer during early August 2023 and will be offering a Kiln Building Workshop. If you are interested in more information, email Matt Wren, Ceramic Studio Supervisor. When workshop details are confirmed, we will post all details online at Workshops.
Here are a few photos from the initial construction of the kiln in 2014.