Soda Firing Workshop @ The Potters’ Studio, Berkeley


Join us at The Potters’ Studio in Berkeley for an intensive introductory course to soda firing with hands-on training in loading and firing work, making wadding and cone packs, and general safety and care for equipment. Saturday we will discuss clay bodies and firing methods to achieve various aesthetics, apply flashing slips and glazes and load the kiln. The kiln is fired all day Sunday and unloaded on Wednesday evening. Each person is given one cubic foot of space (or more!) in the soda firing, so bring CONE 10 bisqueware. Cups are ideal sizes for the stack. All levels are welcome, so come with questions if you are advanced.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st from 10a.m. to 4p.m., Sunday, October 22nd from 7a.m. to 5p.m.+* (there will be a three-hour break midday), and Wednesday, October 25th from 6p.m. to 9p.m.

*Soda firing times may vary, so be prepared to stay until the end of the firing to get the most out of the workshop.

COST: $250 for members and students and $275 for the general public.

There are 12 spots total, but future workshops will run every 3-4 months.

Please email: or call: (510) 528-3286. The workshop is taught by two local potters Shawn Kam, owner of Luvhaus Ceramics and Leah Bowring, our Operations Manager.