This seven day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of woodfirng. Participants will bring high fire bisque ware to be glazed and fired in Medalta’s kiln . Throughout the hands-on workshop a variety of woodfiring topics will be discussed, from surface treatments and stacking methods, to firing and cooling strategies. During the cooling phase of the firing Tara will demonstrate her throwing and handbuilding techniques.

August 4 – 10, 2018

$950 + gst

Registration deadline: July 8, 2018

Fee includes:

  • 24 hour studio access
  • Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site
  • All firings included
  • Glaze Materials in test quantities
  • Use of shop glazes

Artist responsible for:

  • Materials and clay
  • Accommodations


About Tara

Tara Wilson is a studio artist living in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 and an MFA degree from the University of Florida in 2003. Tara set up her studio in Montana City in 2008 after finishing residencies at The Archie Bray Foundation and Red Lodge Clay Center. She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States and her wood-fired utilitarian work has been exhibited internationally. She currently has a train and a catenary arch wood fire kiln, a heinz 57 beauty, a very needy mouser, as well as a few chookies. When not working in the studio she can be often be found in the south hills on her mountain bike.




Cancellation/Refund Policy:

A full refund (less a $25 administration fee) is available if you cancel by the registration deadline. If Medalta cancels, or if you need to cancel due to medical reasons (documentation required), you will receive a full refund. For cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop, a refund of 50% of the total fee is available. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the start of workshop, we will be unable to issue any refund.

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