Monday, November 06, 2006

Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, Anagama Firing, & Masterclass

The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, out of Navarare, Florida, has some pretty cool and exciting things coming up this fall, including the second firing of their 32 foot anagama kiln which they built and fired for the first time last year.

Mr Masayoshi Shimizu from Iwade City, Japan, will be arriving November 27th to orchestrate the firing which will take place the first week of December.

Events relating to the firing include:
  • Dec 2-4 - Glazing and loading of the kiln
  • Dec 4 - The Ceremonial Lighting of the Anagama Kiln
  • Dec 16 - 9:00 am Kiln opening
  • Dec 16 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - 1st Annual Woodstoke Pottery Festival

While the deadline for members to submit a piece to the firing has passed, its a great opportunity to and see a master at work and find out what the excitement of an anagama firing is all about.

Mr Shimizu will also be holding a master class and slide presentation at the University of West Florida on Wednesday, Nov 29.

As per the Kilnwalk calendar, please note that all events are free and open to the public. Please click on the links above or call 850-939-2744 for more info.

Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

M. Lang Holloman said...

Thanks for supplying others with info about We are so excited to see others spreading the word about the Mr. Masayoshi Shimizu "Master Class" event. Everyone interested should definitely attend this unique event.

Please visit the site for on-going updates with the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society and email at

M. Lang Holloman
Board Member - Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society