Historic Yellow Springs
Special Events

Yellow Springs Special Events

Fire Sale – Featuring sculptural & functional ceramic works

All proceeds benefit the 2023 wood kiln rebuild project

After almost a decade of service the wood-fired pottery kiln at Historic Yellow Springs is reaching the end of its lifespan. By the time we rebuild the kiln it will have been fired about 160 times and produced about 40,000+ pieces of pottery sent out into the world.

Roughly one-third has been raised of the $30,000 needed for the rebuild project, which we have tentatively set for Summer 2023. With these funds we will engage a professional kiln builder, purchase all new materials, bricks, posts and kiln shelves to construct a new 2-chamber Noborigama (or climbing kiln).

The Chester Springs Studio Fire Sale is a special fundraiser for the wood kiln rebuild. All of the proceeds from the show will go directly to the project. It is also a great opportunity to show some of the incredible pieces that were created and/or fired here in the village!

The Fire Sale in the Lincoln galleries will be open daily June 3 – 11, 10 am – 4 pm.

Call for Artists

The show is open to all ceramic artists and will feature sculptural and functional and works in clay. HYS receives a 35% commission on each piece sold, which will directly benefit the wood kiln rebuild project.

Artists may submit up to 15 pieces - A mixture of mugs and small items in addition to signature pieces is preferred.

Artists must provide their own insurance for all artwork entered in the show. While reasonable care will be taken handling all artwork, HYS will not be responsible for loss or damage.

Deadline to register is May 5, 2023.

Register Here

After you have registered for the show, an email will be sent with information about how to submit your inventory for the show. Deadline to submit inventory is May 12, 2023.

Artwork Drop Off:
May 22 • 12 - 4 pm
May 23 • 10 am - 3 pm

The Fire Sale runs from June 3 and runs through June 11. The galleries in the Lincoln building will be open daily from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is free.

Artwork Pick Up:
June 14 • 12 - 4 pm
June 15 • 10 am - 3 pm

If you have any questions about applying for the show, please email Jess Presley.