With so much change on the horizon, this conference will be a convergence of ideas and thoughts regarding where Woodfire is today and where it’s going. We are calling this year’s conference Envision: 2022, gathering incredible artists from around the world to discuss the future of our practice as wood firing artists. The 2022 conference will kick off May with two pre-conference events in separate locations in NC: preHEAT: Mountain and preHEAT: Seagrove, where local and visiting artists will load and then fire dozens of NC kilns located around the Asheville area and Seagrove. The main conference will begin May 27th at STARworks with topics ranging from kiln design, to group firings as well as community engagement and market presence. STARworks has a café and taproom onsite and will host live music and food trucks throughout the conference. For more information on preHEAT events prior to the conference and any specifics regarding panel discussions, visiting artists, presentations, exhibitions and workshops, click on the links below.
This is an International Woodfire Conference at STARworks in Star, N.C. and is a collaboration between STARworks, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and the woodfire potters of North Carolina. The main conference will be preceded by several firing pre-conference workshops across the state in Asheville, and Seagrove North Carolina.
WOODFIRE NC: ENVISION
Star, North Carolina, USA
Main Conference, May 27, 28, 29, 2022
Registration Pricing for Main Conference: $275 or $225 for students