Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Event Type: 
Woolman Calendar Event
Date & Time: 
October 27, 2017 - 2:00pm - October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Still burning after all these years
The 128th firing of the Noborigama Kiln at Woolman

Woolman is blessed with one of the most amazing wood fired kilns in America. It is called a Noborigama kiln or "climbing kiln" which dates back to 17th century Japan. It is a six-chambered kiln, each chamber using the residual heat of the chamber below it. Should all six chambers be loaded, it would use up to five cords of wood split to a diameter of one inch and hold as many as 3000 pieces of pottery!​

​Potters of all ages are invited to come learn about the history of the unique climbing kiln design of the oldest Noborigama kiln in the United States and to help load it for its 128th firing.

Fee:  $60 for tent camping for 2 overnight stays.
Book one of Sierra Friend Centers rustic and cozy cabins for an additional $30 per person per night.
Bring a plate, cup, utensils, and food to share. 

Questions?  Please email us at

​To register for this event please follow the link here.

To reserve a cabin please contact our operations manager Laura Carroll at