Gas Kiln Firing

Gas kiln firing course this October with Chris Harford

October 14, 27 & 28

This course runs over three days, with a two week gap in the middle to allow time for students to prepare and glaze their work. You will learn all about how the kiln works, what reduction does to glazes and clay, and be able to fire your own work. At the successful completion of the course CPS members will be licensed to fire the CPS gas kilns.


DAY 1 (4 hours) Sunday 14 Oct

9am – 1pm

The downdraft gas kiln

Design, how it works, how it is packed, the combustion system, temperature measurement, explanation of the reduction firing process, burner operation, glaze talk, kiln and kiln furniture care and maintenance, safety aspects

DAY 2 (4 hours)

Saturday 27 Oct

9am – 1pm


The gap of 2 weeks, gives participants time to glaze their work.

Bring as many pots as you like we will fit as many as we can in the kiln.

DAY 3 (10 hours)

Sunday 28 Oct

7 am – 5 pm


This will run from 7.00am to approximately 5.00pm and we’ll be firing all day. Weather permitting we will fire up the pizza oven for a communal lunchtime feast.


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Item Summary

Class  × 1 $340.00
Subtotal $340.00
Discount $0.00
Total $340.00 (includes $30.91 GST)