Wood Firing at Castle Hill –FULL: Wait List Available



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Please call the Falmouth Art Center at 508-540-3304 to be added to the wait list.

May 7, 8, 9 and 12

Spaces are limited so register soon!


Full share member (4 cubic feet of kiln space) : $400
Full share nonmember (4 cubic feet of kiln space) : $450
Half share (2 cubic feet of kiln space: $225 (must call Art Center to register for 1/2 share 508 540-3304)

In  partnership with Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Center,  this workshop will be using the Castle Hill train kiln. Experience the excitement, camaraderie and beautiful results of wood firing in Castle Hill’s wood kiln! Participants will help stoke the kiln all the way to 2300 degrees using only wood as a fuel source all the while creating colorful flashing and ash deposits on their pieces. Students will participate in all aspects of the firing.

On May 6, students will meet at the kiln site at Castle Hill to glaze their work and load the kiln. Firing will occur May 7 and 8, and the kiln will be unloaded on Friday, May 11.

Included in this workshop is a three hour workshop on making/glazing for wood.  This workshop will be conducted in Falmouth by Seth Rainville, a nationally recognized ceramic artist with over twenty years experience building and firing wood kilns.  The date for this has yet to be scheduled. Sarah Caruso, with Brian Taylor of Castle Hill, will be coordinating and leading the firing. Cone 10 clay for this experience may be purchased through the Falmouth Art Center, which includes the cost of bisqueing work at the FAC, and use of both FAC and Castle Hill glazes. Other cone 10 clays may be used, but must be approved by Sarah Caruso.


Instructor Bio

Brian Taylor received a BFA from Utah State University and his MFA from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has been a resident artist and worked for several art centers and Universities including The Mendocino Art Center, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Art, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Art Institute of Chicago and Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently located in Eastham Massachusetts, Brian is the Ceramics Studio Manager at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and he makes work in his home studio.

Sarah Caruso holds a B.S. in Fine and Applied art from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and an M.S. in art education from The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY. Sarah is a professional potter and educator. In addition to teaching ceramics at The Falmouth Art Center, she is the ceramics studio manager.

Seth Rainville is a professional potter, art educator, and independent curator living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He has taught ceramics at multiple venues including the University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth, South County Art Association, Arch Contemporary Ceramics, the Mesa Art Center and Phoenix Center for the Arts. He has also conducted over 30 workshops across the country including recent workshops at Harvard Ceramics, Mudflat Ceramics Studio, and at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Seth’s teaching style requires students to enjoy the process while learning a strong base of fundamentals.