EKW: Electric Kiln Workshop

If you experience what can only be described as “KILN STRESS” and are seeking some tips to help you fire your kiln with less anxiety, we’ve got the workshop for you! Taught in our Arvada studio location, Stone Leaf is happy to be offering our annual “How to Fire Your Electric Kiln” Workshop on Saturday, December 7. This all day workshop is taught by Ingrid King, Stone Leaf’s owner & studio manager. She’s been firing kins for 40+ years and has many helpful firing tips and anecdotes to share with you.

How To Fire Your Electric Kiln

Saturday, December 7

9 am to 4 pm


Riley rocks this ConeArt kiln like no other!
Riley rocks this ConeArt kiln like no other!

Does your kiln freak you out? Do you have a love/fear relationship with your kiln? Or maybe  you panic anytime something goes wrong? At Stone Leaf, we know firing a kiln can be a stressful experience. Properly firing an electric kiln, as well as learning tips and tricks for successful firing can take years to learn. Tips include: don’t put dogs on kilns.

Luckily, Ingrid King, Stone Leaf’s owner and studio manager, teaches a workshop designed to help ease your firing anxiety. Ingrid has been firing kilns for over 40 years, in her homes and a variety of classroom and studio situations.

This all day workshop includes suggestions on how to load your kiln, troubleshooting, general maintenance issues, and a question/answer session. Come to this workshop with questions of your own, and be prepared to take notes! Our goal during this workshop is to help you feel more comfortable with your kiln. A lunch break will take place roughly from 12 to 1 pm.

Workshop attendees will receive a 75+ page booklet Ingrid has written about firing kilns, including many helpful diagrams.

Fine print details: If you’ve purchased a kiln from us in the last 2 years, a one-time attendance of this workshop is FREE to you, but you *must* call and register. If you are an educator, please check with your Distric Art coordinator as this class may be eligible for continuing education credits.

If you have signed up and paid for this workshop (including FREE attendance with kiln purchase), and cannot attend, your attendance is non refundable. If you cannot attend, please give or sell your seat to a friend, studio mate, or colleague.


* registration after November 23 is $85 per person.



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