Geil/Coleman Kiln Firing Workshop

Date:Dec 15, 2012 Ages: Price:$120 Type:workshop Location:

Mt. San Jacinto College Ceramics Club presents a Geil/Coleman 3-Day Kiln Firing Workshop, December 15 – 17, 2012.


Location: Mt. San Jacinto College 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, CA 92584

Tel: (951) 639-5582

Cost: $120.00 per person (We are accepting 40 participants)


Spaces are limited! Reserve your space now!!

What this course will cover:

1) How gas kilns fire starting from the basic functions of firing a gas kiln, types of kilns, construction materials used in kilns, and different techniques of firing the kiln.

2) Myths, misconceptions, and superstitions about firing a kiln.


Day 1: Saturday, Dec. 15th, 8:00 am-4:00 pm


● Introduction & Workshop Outline


● Glaze techniques and applications

● Glaze in Spray booth

● Discuss types of glazes; Shinos, Copper Reds and Celedon, etc..

12:30pm-1:30pm: Potluck Lunch


● Load Kiln: loading and firing theory


Day 2: Sunday, Dec. 16th, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm


● Firing the Kiln

a) Basic functions of gas fired kilns.

b) Kiln controllers

12:30pm-1:30pm: Potluck Lunch


Demonstrate throwing techniques for Porcelain.

● As kiln is firing, continue firing theory and controller discussion.


Day 3: Monday, Dec. 17th, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm


● Unload Kiln

● Critique/discuss glaze results