July 13, 2022
Community of Fire:
Large-scale Wood Firing Techniques and Processes

With Kevin Crowe, master ceramicist and kiln builder from the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.


Join us in welcoming Kevin Crowe to the LSA on Wednesday, July 13th, at 7:00pm, for a special Artist Talk. Crowe established Tye River Pottery in 1980 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. He makes Asian/English influenced stoneware fired in his 450 cubic foot Anagama kiln. Firings last seven days, consume 8 cords of wood, and fire between 1500 to 2000 pots. The kiln is fired twice a year when the moon is right and it’s not soccer season.

Crowe has taught workshops throughout the United States, England, and Wales. His workshops focus on large scale throwing, kiln building and firing. His pots range from five inch tea bowls to 48-inch jars which are raw-fired and natural ash glazed.

Wednesday’s talk will look at Crowe’s wood-firing process, the aesthetic decisions made during firing and how his approach to firing and the forms he makes have evolved. The talk will also focus on the importance of those Crowe fires with and how integral a “community of fire” is to the process.

Join us upstairs in the Ramp Studio at 6 Prince Street for what is sure to be an exciting look into the world of large-scale wood-firing.