In January of 2019, the Society loaded and fired the two renown Kiln Walk kilns and, on Feb. 9, 2019, the finished, still warm pots were unloaded at the WoodStoke Festival!
The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society (GCKWS) is proud to host master ceramic artist Masayoshi Shimizu from Iwade City, Wakayama, Japan in January and February of 2019. We welcome him back!
Please see more background about Mr. Shimizu and his planned activities at Kiln Walk by navigating to this link?
Location: Gulf Coast Kiln Walk site in Holley, Navarre.
The Anagama kiln is the largest in the state of Florida, and the Ralph Howard Phillips Southern Groundhog kiln is the only 1940‘s era wood-fueled kiln in the state.
The Woodstoke Festival is free and open to the public. The two wood-firing kilns were unloaded and the newly wood-fired pots placed on display as they were removed from the kilns. Attendees participated in the unloading, enabling each a close-up inspection. Some pots were purchased and all enoyed the chili and other chow!
To learn about the Woodstoke Festival sponsors please visit this link.