We welcome announcements of woodfire related events: workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions etc., to be included on this page and also perhaps published in the Backlog Events Calendar of the next issue of The Log Book. (This will depend on how the date of an event ties in with actual publication schedules for The Log Book.)
Please give details of your event including dates, venue, venue address and contact details (e-mail, telephone, website).


Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many events listed below could be, or may have already been cancelled. Please check the relevant website prior to making plans to visit exhibitions etc.
This Listing up-dated on 5th March 2020

29 February - 15 March 2020 - Malvern, Victoria, Australia
A Daedal Gallimaufry - exhibition of anagama-fired and new work by Owen Rye – at Malvern Artists’ Society.

March – Richmond, Virginia, USA
Exhibitions with a woodfire content showing to coincide with this year’s NCECA conference taking place in Richmond VA include:
24 – 28 March
A Conscious Collective. Work by Monocacy River Pottery Group from Maryland.
23 – 29 March
Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Cub Creek: Twenty Years Together – residents and founding members of the Cub Creek Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.
24 – 31 March
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville
Woodfire – including Dan Molyneux, Chris Gustin, Tim Rowan, Peter Callas, Ted Neal, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Randy Johnston, John Neely.

2020 – St Ives, Cornwall, England, UK
To celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Leach Pottery in 1920 exhibitions will be held at the Leach Pottery and overseas.
15 February – 10 May
Leach Studio Potters: 100 Years On.
21 March – 7 November
Century of Connections.
4 Jan - 5 July
Shoji Hamada Memorial Mashiko Sankokan Museum.
Leach and Hamada Part 1,
28 June – 8 November
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Mashiko, Japan
Started it in England

23 – 29 March; 3 – 9 August, and 12 – 18 October – Skælskør, Denmark
Communal Woodfirings at Guldagergaard – International Ceramic Research Center: Application deadline is two months prior to the start of each programme.

5 - 8 March 2020 - Seagrove, North Carolina, USA
The 33rd North Carolina Potters Conference – guest demonstrators include Bede Clarke and Dan Finnegan. The conference which is hosted and organised by the North Carolina Pottery Center will be held at the Historic Luck’s Cannery complex.

6 March - 25 April 2020 - Red Lodge, Montana, USA
Solo exhibition by Perry Haas – at Red Lodge Clay Center.

Until 8 March 2020 - St Ives, Cornwall, UK
An exhibition illustrating how potters evoke surface - in the Cube Gallery at the Leach Pottery. Includes many historic and contemporary wood-fired pots.

21 March – 19 April – Uppingham, Rutland, England,UK
Svend Bayer – Best Pots exhibition at Goldmark Gallery.

18 - 24 April / 25 April - 2 May 2020 - Good Hope, Trelawny, Jamaica
The Eloquent Wood Fired Vessel workshops parts 1 and 2 – Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado, USA) Jamaica Destination Workshops. Tutors include Randy Johnston, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Pelusa Rosenthal, Chris Gustin, Nancy Train Smith, David Pinto, Doug Casebeer.

18 – 26 April, Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia
Guest artists at this years Clay Gulgong event include woodfirers Linda Christianson, Justin Rothshank (USA), Steve Williams (Aus).

19 April - 2 May 2020 - Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy
Finding the Beauty in Imperfection – handbuilding, throwing and woodfiring workshop with Akira Satake.

24 April – 2 June – La Borne, Cher, France
Michel Cohen exhibition – Le four comme partenaire (The kiln as partner), at Centre Ceramique La Borne.

29 April - 8 May 2020 - Kecshemét, Hungary
Stoneware Glazes for Woodfiring – workshop with Markus Böhm including a woodfiring, at the International Ceramics Studio.

29 April - 17 May 2020 - Sasayama, Hyogo Ken, Japan
Making, glazing, packing and anagama firing workshop with John Dix, Bruce Dehnert, and Ashwini Bhat, at the Fieldwork Studio.

1 May – 21 Jun – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Influence and Creativity: A Retrospective of Rock Creek Pottery – Douglass Rankin and Will Ruggles, and Inspiration and Discovery: Pathways to Expression – a group show of work by 17 of their students at Northern Clay Centre.

23 - 27 May - Seagrove, North Carolina, USA
Seagrove pre-conference kilns: Several pre-conference wood-firing workshops to take place including Ben Owen III to host guest artists Chris Gustin, John Neely, and Cynthia Bringle to fire his four chambered wood-fired kiln.

28 - 31 May - Star, North Carolina, USA
Woodfire NC will examine the relevance of woodfiring in educational, historical, ethical, and aesthetic contexts. The conference will be preceded by several woodfiring workshops across the state.

4 - 6 June - Newberg, Oregon, USA
Northwest Wood firing Conference on the themes of Sustainability, Accessibility, and Education. Lectures, demonstrations, panels, exhibitions. Pre-conference firing of the East Creek anagama in Willamina.

7 - 21 June - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Sculptural Serving Vessels – workshop with Jeff Shapiro at Gaya Ceramic Arts Center. Making, packing, firing, cooling, unpacking, followed by a dinner using works produced in the firing.