The Hot Seat — Kiln Firing 101

2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Feb 11, 2017 |
9:00am to 6:00pm

Great for art educators!

Learn the basics of firing your own kiln in this one-day workshop. We will learn firing methods for an electric kiln and a cone 10 gas reduction firing. In addition to checking temperature and atmosphere, we will cover different styles of kilns, firing speeds, electrical requirements, and basic troubleshooting. The workshop is led by current and former NCC technicians, who fire multiple kilns each month. This workshop does not authorize NCC students to fire our kilns independently, but is helpful for educators and anyone aspiring to become an NCC studio artist.

9 am – 12 noon: Gas kiln firing and loading

12 – 1 pm: Lunch on your own

1 – 4 pm: Electric kiln loading, programming, firing, trouble shooting. Continuation of reduction firing 

4pm – finish: Finishing cone 10 firing

All day gas and electric firing
X4: Saturday, February 11, 9 am – 6 pm
Instructors: Audra Smith and Brittany Trushin 
Member Fee: $80 ($90 non-members)

Register here after 10 am on Tuesday, November 15.

Electric kiln only
X5: Saturday, February 11, 1 – 4 pm
Instructors: Audra Smith and Brittany Trushin 
Member Fee: $40 ($45 non-members)

Register here after 10 am on Tuesday, November 15.