As each wood kiln is unique, so to are the folks who fire them. During Firing Week, get into the minds of New England Wood Firing Conference's host potters and guest artists by experiencing kiln-side lecutres and demonstrations that are sure to inspire. On July 1, along with a gallery reception and a selection of lectures and demonstrations at the Painted Path Gallery's 6000 square foot event space; conference attendees experienced presentations that provided enriching engagement among conference members.
Lillann is a Norwegian woodfire potter and teacher whose practice involves coordinating community woodfiring's of the Anagama ovnen, Kjærra Fossepark, in Norway. She will join the tour and present during Conference Weekend on information regarding her crew of fellow woodfire potters.
Kiichi Takeuchi has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Long Island University. After developing apps and software for 23 years, Kiichi decided to become a BFA student in order to pursue studying ceramic art in 2022. He is also in charge of maintaining and leading the study group of a 3-D printer at the Craft Center. Kiichi actively participates in Wood Firing and Kiln building at Trevor Youngberg's Anagama in Connecticut. His wood-fired whiskey cups are exhibited at the Del Ray Artisans National Ceramic Show in VA, and his presentation proposal about 3-D printer has been accepted for NCECA 2023.
Jess Komaromy is a practicing wood-fire potter from California. She currently is a wood kiln shift-lead at East Creek Art Center in Oregon. Jess travels the world studying wood-firing and will be sharing information about her travels at the NEWFC Conference Weekend gallery reception.
New Hampshire potter, Wendy Jackson and Connecticut potter, Zach Dunn will be running the PyranhaGama firing, Woodbridge, CT.