We welcome announcements of woodfire related events: workshops, conferences, seminars,
exhibitions etc., to be included on this page and also perhaps published in the Backlog Events Calendar of
the next issue of The Log Book. (This will depend on how the date of an event ties in with actual
publication schedules for The Log Book.)
Please give details of your event including dates, venue, venue address and contact details
(e-mail, telephone, website).
This Listing up-dated on 4th April 2017
18 February - 23 April - Sale, Victoria, Australia
Jars - large vessels from the past ten years - exhibition by Owen Rye at Gippsland Art Gallery.
March 9 - April 14 - New York, New York, USA
Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art – Joan B Mirviss Gallery, including ceramics by Kitaoji Rosanjin, Shimaoka Tatsuzo, Hamada Shoji and Kakurezaki Ryuichi.
12 March - 5 May - Penland, North Carolina, USA
Painting with Fire - Spring intensive workshop exploring atmospheric firing techniques with Nick Schwartz, and guest teacher John Dix (for a two week period) at Penland School of Crafts.
25 March - 28 May - Nanćay, Cher, France
Exhibition of work by Claude Champy at Galerie Capazza.
25 March - 11 June - St Ives, Cornwall, England, UK
Japanese Connections - Celebrating the Leach Pottery’s Japanese Links, including work by Shinsaku Hamada and Tomoo Hamada (Mashiko) and Shigeyoshi Ichino (Tamba), in the Entrance Gallery.
8 April - 27 May - Cwmbran, Torfaen, Wales
Earth, Fire and Salt - Touring exhibition of work by Micki Schloessingk at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.
6 May - 22 July - Seagrove, North Carolina, USA
Great Pots: Masterpieces from North Carolina and South Carolina, curated by Mark Hewitt, at North Carolina Pottery Centre coinciding with WoodfireNC international woodfire conference (8 - 11 June). A survey of the pottery regions of both states, of work mostly from the 19th century: From NC: earthenware pots from the Moravian, Catawba Valley, and St. Asaph’s traditions; salt-glazed pots from Moore, Randolph, and Alamance Counties; alkaline-glazed pots from the Catawba Valley. From SC: decorated and undecorated stoneware from Edgefield; stoneware from Columbia and the Upstate region.
12 - 21 May - Oxfordshire, England, UK
The anagama at the Oxford Anagama Project is to be fired in May, as part of The Oxfordshire Arts Week. There is space for work available in the kiln. Pots to be delivered on Fri 6th and Sat 7th of May.
8 - 11 June - Star, North Carolina, USA
WoodfireNC - International Woodfire Conference at STARworks Arts Centre. A collaboration between STARworks, the North Carolina Pottery Center and the woodfire potters of NC, the conference will be preceded by several firing workshops.
10 - 25 June 10 - Herbster, Wisconsin, USA
The Best Little Wood-Fire Workshop - Mike Weber.
16 - 20 June - Layton, New Jersey, USA
Noborigama Wood Firing Workshop - with Takuro Shibata and Hitomi Shibata, at Peters Valley School of Craft.
11 - 14 August and 15 - 22 August - Making Work for the Anagama, and Firing the Anagama - with Matthew Schiemann.
26 June - 1 July - Mendocino, California, USA
Yohen - Changed by Fire: Wood-Fire Train Kiln Workshop with Marc Lancet, at Mendocino Art Center.
24 - 29 July 29 - Wood Fired Surfaces, with Dave Zdrazil.
28 June - 1 July - Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Smoke on the Water will feature artists from Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hungary, USA and Australia, with exhibitions, presentations, panel discussions, artist projects, demonstrations, Pecha Kucha talks and more. Pre-conference events will offer hands on, one on one experience with invited guest artists.
11 - 21 July - Kecshemét, Hungary
Olsen Woodfire Marathon - with Fred Olsen (USA), at the International Ceramics Studio. Participants will have the opportunity to make work and fire it in all three of the Olsen kilns at the studio – glaze and ash, salt, and the new Super E.
7 - 18 August - Snowmass, Colorado, USA
Pottery: wood/salt/soda firing – with Linda Christianson, at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
13 - 27 August - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Opening to the Fire: Approaching the Anagama Anew - Jeff Shapiro (USA), Gaya Ceramic Arts Center.
22 September - 14 October - Syracuse, New York, USA
Work by Liz Lurie, Julie Crosby and Fred Herbst, at The Gallery at Clayscapes Pottery.