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Woodfire pie plate
Woodfire pie plate
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Woodfire pie plate

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Woodfired pie plate jar 11 1/2”w x 1 1/2”t ash dramatic

This true heirloom piece is a kitchen keeper. Anything baked in this dish will be the talk of any potluck. Evident on both sides are the wad marks and subsequent flashing. The lighter orange ares are matte, and the areas of ash build up and deeper brick red are more glossy. A fruit pie, frittata or even some cornbread would be perefectly baked in this dish.

Woodfiring Ceramics is both timeless and ancient, alluring and backbreaking. Starting with the wood as the sole fuel source is key to any atmospheric woodfiring. Next is the kiln, Kickwheel is blessed from having been invited to participate in the Anagama styled firings at Rock Rose Studios in Mendocino County. Third is the core group of skilled Artisans who tend to the kiln as it fires, a round the clock, 24 hour a day endeavor for the entire duration of loading and then subsequently firing off the kiln. Finally, The Fire. Fire within the kiln gets its own notoriety here as a living, breathing, thinking and feeling entity mainly because of what it can do and how it does so. Woodfiring is no task to be taken lightly and a successful woodfire actually takes over a decade to fully accomplish and admire.


The wares that go through a woodfire process are immediate antiquities simply for having survived what can be a chaotic and tumultuous time. Due to the woodfire environment wares can warp, become roughened or even get destroyed if any of the multitude of variables are even a little off.


Fired in an Korean/Japanese Anagama style kiln for over a week with wood being the sole source of fuel. This style of firing dictates that the kiln needs to be tended and stoked to the whole time. 4 pairs of stokers patiently babysit the fire, and skillfully feed it with precision and accuracy. A demanding process that requires a thoughtful attention to the amount, type and size of split wood.