Introduction to Soda Firing

January 8 - February 12, 2019  Check for other dates
Tu from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 6 sessions
25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
Tom O'Malley
$243  Fee Breakdown
Ceramics Open Studio access is included in your Soda Firing registration. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

In this dynamic hands-on class, students will learn glazing and decoration techniques for Soda Firing, along with kiln loading and firing practices. Soda Firing, a contemporary version of Salt Firing, yields interesting and unique effects on glazed and unglazed surfaces by introducing Soda Ash into the kiln. Students will participate in all aspects of the loading and firing of the Craft Center's Soft-Brick Soda Kiln. Students should be prepared to bring high-fire cone-ten bisque ware to the first class. The making of ware for Soda Firing and testing of surfaces will also be encouraged during Open Studio (included in registration). Students' should have completed at least two ceramics classes, prior to enrollment.

Fee Breakdown:

Student Fee: $233
Material Fee: $10

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued. Email

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University inclement weather policy relative to building closing and class cancellations, however there are times that evening classes, and weekend workshops differ from the Worcester State University weather policies. Click here for cancelations The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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