Atmospheric Firing

All classes with the exception of Kids classes are age 14+.

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Soda Aesthetics

Raku Workshops

Wood Firing

Clay Collective Wood Firing - May 24 - 28

Roswell Clay Collective will host the third firing of our recently constructed train-style kiln.  These intense firings, fueled exclusively by burning wood, reach temperatures of over 2300 degrees and rely on ash and minerals from the burning wood to encourage natural, asymmetrical patterns on surfaces of clay forms.  Depending on a variety of factors, wood firings at Art Center West require constant attention and wood stoking for 24 to 36 hours.  The duration and physicality of the entire process from preparing wood, loading, firing, unloading, and cleaning, demands a unified and committed team - wood firings are great community builders!  The firings require a slower pace and provide opportunities to share information about the diversity of processes used to create ceramic works at ACW and in our personal circles.

These initial firings will serve as educational and outreach opportunities for ACW staff and members of Roswell Clay Collective, and provide information about how the kiln operates and its potential effects  Future firings will target the engagement of local potters, schools, and ceramics groups as public offerings and workshops focusing on the train kiln begin to be offered in the fall of 2021. 
For more information or to book your own wood firing contact AJ Argentina at