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 13-14: Suzanne Kent
March 20-21: MCCC and Saint Joes, Michael Connelly, Jill Allen, Ryan Wheeler
March 27-28: Susan Bankert
April 10-11: Jackie Henisee
Friday, April 16: Loading, unload following Friday. Allens Lane Art Center
May 1-2: Unload following Thursday. Marjorie/community group
May 8-9: Black Hound Clay Studio
June 5-6: Jessica Greet
June 26-27: Jackie Henisee
July 10-11: Community Firing: Booked. No more shares available.
July 17-18: Jess Greet
August 14-15: Jessica Greet
August 28-29: Suzanne Kent
September 18-19: Susan Bankert
September 25-26: Community Firing: Booked. No more shares available.
Friday, October 8: Loading: Allens Lane Art Center
October 23-24: Black Hound Clay Studio
November 6-7: Jackie Henisee
November 13: Susan Bankert
All Firings and Shares for 2021 have been booked.
Check back at the beginning of next year for new listings for 2022 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 2021 have been booked.
Check back at the beginning of next year for new opportunities for 2022 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