The Baltimore Clayworks woodkiln is a 2 chamber noborigama style wood and salt kiln designed and constructed in a workshop with Kevin Crowe. In 2011, it was redesigned and rebuilt by resident artist Jim Dugan. Chamber I is fired with wood alone and a small amount of salt is added to the second chamber. The kiln is fired to cone 11 over the course of 18 - 20 hours.
Participants will have an opportunity to choose shifts in preparation and during the firing process that are appropriate. One share constitutes kiln space equal to 12” x 12” x 60” and there are 10 full shares available per firing. Participants are encouraged to contact Clayworks with questions regarding appropriate clay bodies, slips or glazes for use in the Noborigama.
- Kiln Loading: Fridays at 1pm
- Kiln Firing: Saturday Afternoon until Sunday at sunrise
- Kiln Openings: Wednesday afternoon following the firing
- Visiting Rental: $1400.00
- Clayworks Student Rental: $1200.00
- Monthly Community Firing: $150.00 member $175.00 nonmember
The following are provided at all firings
A variety of slips and glazes for bisque ware, wadding, cone packs, wood and monitoring. You may choose to provide wood (1 cord split to size) for a discount of $100.00
Clay Body Recommendations
- Stoneware: Phoenix, Standard 153, Standard 470, Orangestone
- White Stoneware: B-Mix Wood, B-Mix, Standard 182
- Porcelain: Helios, Standard 257