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Community Gas Kiln at the Mergatroid, Vancouver, BC

Curious about reduction firing? Ceramic artists can rent cubic footage  in our community gas kiln on a fee-for-service basis. To see images from our first firing and examples of the glazes, check out our Instagram and the firing highlights 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.

We are aiming to fire at least monthly so build up a stash of cone 10 bisqueware!

FEBRUARY FIRING: Glazing and loading on FEBRUARY 18th, 2022, unloading FEBRUARY 25TH, 10 AM

975 Vernon Dr, Vancouver, BC

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

*Warning! It's gonna be cold! All glazing happens outside - we have no indoor space! Come bundled up; bring gloves, whatever you need to do! Or become a PGBC member so you can use your own glazes and just drop off your pots at the kiln instead! :)

JANUARY FIRING: Glazing and loading on JANUARY 28th, 2022, unloading FEBRUARY 4TH, 10 AM

975 Vernon Dr, Vancouver, BC

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

*Warning! It's gonna be cold! All glazing happens outside - we have no indoor space! Come bundled up; bring gloves, whatever you need to do! Or become a PGBC member so you can use your own glazes and just drop off your pots at the kiln instead! :)

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 February 4th at 10 am. The kiln will be opened at 10 am, and participants are encouraged to participate in the kiln opening and unloading. It is the best part of the firing!

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