Northwest Wood Firing Conference

The Conference Has Been Postponed 1 (more) year due to COVID-19, to June 2022

Newberg, OR

The Conference

Shared Work, Shared Result
June 2022
9-5 daily

Join top wood firing artists from around the Northwest and the nation for three days of talks, demos, panels, and shows. A 5,200 sq. ft. exhibition hall serves as the focal point of the weekend, while concurrent shows and studio tours dot the Greater Portland area.  Connect with professionals and educators in the field, as well as the vendors who support this niche community of artists, pyros, and dreamers.  

Pre-Conference firing and workshop at East Creek, conference-concurrent public kiln unloading celebration Sunday, June 8.

Organized by East Creek Art in partnership with the Chehalem Cultural Center, the Northwest Wood Firing Conference's mission is to further ceramic education and facilitate connection amongst artists.


Concurrent Exhibitions

Current Show List - Opening and Artist Talk Map Coming Soon
  • Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, OR

    • East Creek: Past, Present, and Future

    • Landscapes: A National Juried Exhibition

    • Wood Fired Platters: Juried by Chris Gustin

  • Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR​​​

    • Firing While Female

  • Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

    • Mandy Stigant

    • Jerrold Martisak

  • Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR

    • Works from the East Creek Anagama

  • Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

    • Main Gallery: Tom Coleman and Frank Boyden: Collaborative Works

    • Nils Lou Gallery: Conference Programming Presenters

  • George Fox University, Newberg, OR

    • Oregon Potter's Association

    • Mark Terry





Concurrent Exhibitions






Keynote Speaker: Jack Troy

Others include: Frank Boyden, Tom Coleman, Tara WIlson, Scott McClellan, East Creek, Dick Lehman, Skutt Kilns, Katy McFadden, Dan Anderson, Mandy Stigant, Jay Widmer, Careen Stoll, Hank Murrow, Marie Weichman, James Tingey, Mark Terry, Natalie Warrens, Richard Brandt,Chris Pate, Jesse Jones, David Zdrazil, Cooper Jeppeson, more TBA...


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Conference Program

June 2022
Doors: 9-5 daily

Below is the tentative conference programming schedule. This schedule is subject to change, but is meant to be representative of what's to be expected at each day of the conference. Note, concurrent exhibitions will have openings on Thursday (Portland) and Friday (Newberg). 

The conference will support the following programming:

  • Exhibition hall 

  • Panel Discussions 

  • Arranged Demos

  • BYO Demos (open to any artist, signup sheet on-site)

  • Casual Conversations (no leader, just topics)

  • Lectures (traditional slide format, in Theatre space)

  • Concurrent Exhibitions

  • Pre-Conference Firings

Pre-conference Firing

  • East Creek Anagama, Willamina, OR. See for details (info TBA after COVID-19 Changes)

  • Public unloading event at East Creek 

Current Conference Program​

Updated Feb 27, 2020. This is the 2020 schedule that will be migrated over to 2022. Update coming soon, the dates are 1 day off due to the year over year calendar shift. Edits coming soon.


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