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Seagrove Wood Fire Pre-Conference

  • Ben Owen Pottery 105 Bens Pl., Seagrove, NC 27341 United States (map)

Ben Owen Pottery will host a wood firing for a limited group of particpants June 3rd-June 6th.  This pre-conference event is being held in conjunction with Wood Fire NC to be held June 8th-11th.  Individuals will be able to bring pots to be loaded into the wood kiln and participate in the firing process.  It is a great time of learning and fellowship during the firing.  There are additional wood kilns being fired in the Seagrove area for the pre-conference and will give participants the opportunity to experience a variety of techniques.  To register for our wood firing and others in the area, go to the Wood Fire NC website. 

A schedule for our wood firing will be as follows:

• Firing: Saturday, June 3rd to Tuesday, June 6th

• Kiln Description: This is a 85-95 hr firing in our new Anagama kiln.  

• Thursday, June 1st last day to accept pots by 3pm and sign up for shifts

• 5 pieces per person

• 12 inches or less, no plates

• 1-3 people per 6 hr shift and all participants for final side stoking shift on June 6th


• Must be cone 10 clay

• It is not required to have pots in the kiln to participate or visit during the firing

The wood kiln will be unloaded on June 11th (2-5pm) after the end of the Wood Fire NC conference.

To kick off the exciting pre-conference festivities, Ben Owen III is hosting a party at his home on Saturday evening, June 3rd.  This celebration is a way for the pre-conference artists to meet and share their experiences during an exciting week dedicated to the love and beauty of ceramic woodfiring.