Waikato Society of Potters
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Phoenix wood kiln firing

A club event
Friday 27th January 10:00am - Sunday 29th January 2023 9:00pm
Where  Waikato Society of Potters, Cnr Ward Street & Seddon Road, Hamilton View Map

A limited number of spaces are available to share the use of the kiln on this upcoming wood firing. Bookings are open to WSP members only.

Firemaster: Alex Wilkinson

Friday 27 January: prep shelves and kiln (10am-1pm approx)
Saturday 28 January: packing kiln (10am-4pm)
Sunday 29 January: firing kiln (6am-9pm)

You will need to bring a minimum of one banana box amount of bisque fired work for the kiln. We recommend bringing more to ensure there is enough to fill the kiln.

A deposit of $30 by every team member must be paid in advance to secure their space in the firing. The balance of the fee ($260) is to be distributed throughout the members based on how much space they have in the kiln. The fire master is in charge of distributing the $260 fairly between the team is to be paid at the end of the loading day, before firing. Cost includes glaze materials, wood, contribution to kiln maintenance, studio use, admin and firemaster fees.

Unloading of the kiln will take place on Sunday 5 February.

Improtant notes:

Whether this is your first wood-firing experience or you are a seasoned Phoenix fan, here are some points for you to consider/remember before enrolling:

  • The firing process takes 3 days. Day 1 – preparation (wood organisation, shelf and prop washing, wadding prep); Day 2 – wadding and loading pots into the kiln; Day 3 – firing. You will be involved in all 3 days.
  • Your pots need to be made from high firing stoneware clay. Some clays are labelled as “stoneware” but are in fact mid-firing clays. Please check – clays used need a firing range up to at least 1280C.  Once enrolled we will send you a list of suitable clays available at WSP; also, information on using 1:1:1 slip and Bauer slip at the leather hard or bisque stage. You must be able to identify the clay used for it to be accepted into the kiln. We will also send you some guidelines as to suitable sizes and shapes of pots.
  • Sorry, no previously fired pots (i.e.  re-fires) will go into the kiln.
  • Please ensure you use only cone 10 glazes. Appropriate WSP Studio glazes are identified by “stoneware” written on the bucket lid.
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