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New 2024 Firing Workshops

Exploration in Saggar Firing

Immerse yourself into the world of extraordinarily beautiful firing techniques with our Saggar Firing Workshop. This workshop invites you to explore the fascinating process of firing ceramics within sealed vessels (saggars), where organic matter pickled in material salts create mesmerizing patterns and hues. Led by saggar firing expert Tim Scull and his crew, this workshop promises a journey of explosive discovery and creativity backed by thirty years of experience.

In this 2.5-day workshop, we will cover two varieties of Saggar firing in our new kiln. First; your work, wrapped inside aluminum foil as a saggar, will be fired in an oxidation atmosphere. Second, we will fire in reduction using Clam Shell-style saggars, which involves placing wares in large covered containers full of pickled organic mater. Both techniques produce wonderful patterns full of color. 


Each participant may bring up to thirty bisqued pots depending on size, preferably burnished or polished with Terra Sig. Pieces may be hand built or wheel thrown. We recommend using a smooth white high-fire stoneware for all pieces. It is best not to use a clay with grog or earthenware. CCW has a variety of clays for sale that would be recommended. 

Click here to order clay.

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This summer's offering will included two 5-hour days and one 3-hour half day. 10 participants maximum.

Skill level: Advanced beginners and above.

July 12 - 14

Option 1

July 12 & 13: 9:00am - 2:00pm

July 14: 9:00am - 12:00 noon


August 31 - September 2

Option 2

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Sept. 2: 9:00am - 12:00 noon


November 8 - 10

Option 3

Nov. 8 & 9: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Nov. 10: 9:00am - 12:00 noon


Photos from past workshops

Cancellation Policy:

  • There will be no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of any workshop or class start date.

  • Cancellations before 30 days will be refunded only by credit to another workshop or class. 

  • That credit needs to be redeemed within one year. $100 will be deducted for all credit refunds for administrative costs.

  • Credit refund is not transferable to a third party. 

  • In the case that  CCW cancels a workshop or class  term, a full refund will be provided.

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