New England Wood Firing Conference 2025 June 18-28, 2025
What is the New England Woodfiring Conference? Early Bird Tickets available beginning October 31, 2024. June 18-28: An opportunity for potters of all levels to participate with one of NEWFC's Host Kiln crews. An 11 day wood firing extravaganza and centralized conference. Join one of a, currently unknown, number of active New England wood firing crews. Participants will have the opportunity to fire their own high-fire works in one of several Host Kilns. 2 cubic feet/attendee. During the 11-days of wood-firing activities, fire your work at your chosen Host Kiln. Visit participating Host Kiln firings, unloadings, sales and demonstrations. Then join us for a weekend of centralized conference experiences in the New Haven, CT area.
Firing Week June18-25 Spanning New England, attendees will join a Host Kiln stoke crew and experience a wood firing from start to finish. In most cases, kilns are loaded, fired and unloaded during Firing Week. Reach out to us for details. While your Host Kiln is cooling, embark on an a-la-carte tour of participating NEWFC Host Kilns. Demonstrations, Kiln openings and sales will be among the offerings at each kiln site. Conference Weekend June 27-28 Friday June 27: Firing Finale After dinner at Massaro Farm, Woodbridge, CT, we'll socialize around the Pyranha-Gama hybrid-anagama as it fires off. During the day, attend exhibitions, open studios, demonstrations and lectures in the surrounding New Haven area. -Dinner at Massaro Farm, an organic farm in Woodbridge, CT. -Pyranha-Gama peak temperature finale and Social gathering Youngberg Kiln Yard. -Unloading of the GuppieGama and BelugaGama. -Open studios in the New Haven area. Saturday June 28: Conference Center A day of conference activities in the New Haven area. Church Lot/Pot Swap at First Church of Christ, Bethany, CT. Gallery Opening. We'll wrap up the conference up with a catered gallery reception. -Juried by a leading wood-fire potter, The Will of the Kiln showing of wood-fire works will inhabit the Painted Path's gallery. -We'll hear from our Key Note speakers, TBA.
Gallery opening/conference closing party Location: 10 Selden St. Woodbridge, CT
New England 10 Days
Gather-Fire-Bond. Where potters of all levels join our region's practicing woodfiring community.