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Anagama Wood Firing


Instructor: Michael Schael (

May 16 - 22, 2021

Time: 10:00am Sunday May 16 through the end of the firing on Saturday May 22

Total Package: $800 (Includes lodging and all meals)


Come for a week of wood firing in the Anagama kiln. Bring 60-80 bisque pots and take a few shifts stoking the kiln! Pieces MUST be made from a cone 10 clay body. When you are not at the kiln, feel free to throw pots in the studio, hike trails on our 550 acres of beautiful property, visit Governor Dodge State Park or visit local art galleries. 5 studio glazes are available for your use. Workshop includes all meals and lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center.

Glazing: May 16 -17

Loading the kiln: May 18 -19

Firing: May 20 - 22

Kiln unloading and cleanup: May 29

Note: Firing the Anagama kiln is physically demanding.  It requires lifting wood and climbing steps. It may require a night/early morning stoking shift.


For questions, please contact Jennifer Mally     Phone: 608-574-8100



2021 Anagama Wood Firing - May 16 - 22