October Pit Firing


October 11th-16th Offsite Firing

  • Starts Oct 11
  • 195 US dollars
  • North Broadway

Available spots


Service Description

OFFSITE CAMP WORKSHOP (if you are unable to drive to the location we are offering bisque drop offs-see bottom description) Join us in one of the most ancient forms of ceramics. Using natural and found materials we will place works into the soil for firing. The technique is a marriage between the artist and chance, experimentation and observation, where discovery becomes as significant as invention, and failures should be seen as part of the process of learning. All works being used in the pit firing must be bisque fired prior to the firing. Each piece that is unearthed from the ashes is uniquely inspired and intrigued by the fact that the beauty of nature itself seems have been encapsulated into the work when the elements interact. The studio will be providing found materials such as saw dust, seaweed, soil, copper carbonate, and more as options to create textures. Note: This a two part event-with one half going over the process of a pit firing and the second half that will be taking place offsite on BLM Land. It is a 1.5 hour commute from the studio. Carpooling is highly recommended. Location will be provided at the informational meeting. All work must be bisque fired prior to the pit firing. Tuesday October 11th 7-9pm Informational Meeting and Itinerary Rundown This meetup will be a chance to establish car poling and camping set up. Saturday October 15th Arrive at BLM Dispersed camping Area by 12pm Set up pit for firing and prepare pieces load the pit, light it up, and enjoy a night under the stars Sunday October 16th Unearth work and admire our successes (and Failures) load up and head out NOTE: If you are unable to make the drive we will be offering the current option **If you would like your pieces included in the firing, but will not be able to attend the trip to account for transport, gas fees, and the firing we will offer that service for 40% off. However ALL students must attend orientation on the 11th with bisque fired pieces ready to go.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us 24 hours in advance


Contact Details

  • 900 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    + 213-262-5665

    clay@clayca.com