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Intermediate Level - Wood Firing Workshop

Dates:April 8, 2024
Meets:See dates and time in description
Location:25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding
Cost: $414.00

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Intermediate Level - Wood Firing Workshop

This intermediate level workshop is for students who want to work independently producing ware for a group wood firing on Saturday May 18th. The firing, including preparation, loading, firing and post firing clean up and review, will be led by Margaret Raines Larson, who brings her atmospheric firing knowledge along with her North Carolina Stoneware heritage to Worcester through her residency. Students should make work in another class, via Open Studio (separate registration) or independently. All students must attend each session as outlined below and will participate in the day long firing by taking a shift at the kiln. Students should bring a base understanding of surface and form development for wood firing.


Introduction, objectives and calendar meeting: Monday 4/8/24 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wood splitting and kiln preparation: Saturday 5/4/24 10 am to 2 pm

Kiln Loading: Friday 5/17/24 pm

Firing: All day / night 5/18/24 (shifts)

Unload, clean up, review: Wednesday 5/22/24 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Attendance on all dates is required to participate in the class firing. Please check your calendar before registration.

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Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301




Fee: $414.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Studio Fee$ 279.00
Mandatory FeeFiring Fee$ 110.00
Mandatory FeeStudio Fee$ 25.00

25 Sagamore Road Handbuilding

Margaret Larson

Margaret Larson joins us as an Artist in Residence in ceramics,  from the Seagrove area of North Carolina, where she has been working as a studio potter and intern, having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2019, from Guilford College, with an emphasis on ceramics.

Margaret states of her pottery: “My pots are how I indulge my need to create, while producing somebody’s favorite mug, dish, or jar. I explore themes of nature, play, whimsy, and movement by decorating meticulously thrown functional pots, either with imagery or non-representational compositions. I throw all my attention into my forms and decoration as a way to ground myself or escape reality. Every aspect of the ceramic process lets me process emotions and experiences, and each unique surface and pot I create feels like a little love note or
journal entry - to myself or others. I can imbue all my care, love, and emotion into an individual piece, and the accessibility and daily interactivity of pottery allows me to share that with friends or strangers. My favorite moments are in the studio decorating, and making myself or others laugh with an idea…”