Community Gas Kiln at the Mergatroid, Vancouver, BC

Curious about reduction firing? To see images from our first firing and examples of the glazes, check out our Instagram and the "FIRST FIRING" highlight at the top of the profile! We are so excited to be developing this exciting community firing program after years of planning and hard work by volunteers, board members and community members.

The September 24th firing will be unloaded on Sunday October 2nd from 12-3pm. See you there!

NEXT FIRING: Glazing and loading on OCTOBER 15th, 2022, unloading Oct 22nd 12-3 pm

975 Vernon Dr, Vancouver, BC

Use this sign up to reserve a one hour time slot during which you can glaze your work.

One slot = one cubic foot of work. If you are bringing multiple cubic feet of work, please sign up for spots in sequential time slots rather than multiple spots in the same time slot. Bring bisque fired, waxed pots in a cone 10 suitable clay.

BCPG Members can bring pots with their own glazes. Non-members are limited to the glazes we provide.

All glazes are cone 10. This will be a cone 10 reduction firing. We provide six glazes to use: Carbon Trap Shino by Malcolm Davis, Chun by Robin Hopper, Celadon by Tom Buck, Soft White by Keith and Celia Rice-Jones, Tenmoku Rust, and Glossy Clear.

Participants will pay $25+ tax per cubic foot of space used in the kiln. You will be invoiced by the PGBC after the loading.

PLEASE NOTE that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact the Board of Directors at Pottersguildofbc@gmail.com for access at a reduced/pay what you can rate.

Pick up your work on Oct 22nd from 12- 3pm. The kiln will be opened at noon, and participants are encouraged to participate in the kiln opening and unloading. It is the best part of the firing!

2ND OCTOBER FIRING: Glazing and loading on OCTOBER 29th, 2022, unloading November 5th 12-3 pm

Use this sign up to reserve a one hour time slot during which you can glaze your work.

One slot = one cubic foot of work. If you are bringing multiple cubic feet of work, please sign up for spots in sequential time slots rather than multiple spots in the same time slot. Bring bisque fired, waxed pots in a cone 10 suitable clay.

BCPG Members can bring pots with their own glazes. Non-members are limited to the glazes we provide.

All glazes are cone 10. This will be a cone 10 reduction firing. We provide six glazes to use: Carbon Trap Shino by Malcolm Davis, Chun by Robin Hopper, Celadon by Tom Buck, Soft White by Keith and Celia Rice-Jones, Tenmoku Rust, and Glossy Clear.

Participants will pay $25+ tax per cubic foot of space used in the kiln. You will be invoiced by the PGBC after the loading.

PLEASE NOTE that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact the Board of Directors at Pottersguildofbc@gmail.com for access at a reduced/pay what you can rate.

Pick up your work on Oct 22nd from 12- 3pm. The kiln will be opened at noon, and participants are encouraged to participate in the kiln opening and unloading. It is the best part of the firing!