Communal Kiln Firing

Grounds, Cass Sculpture Foundation

Tickets: £25.00 (members £0.00)

As part of our annual kiln project we would like to invite you to join us for 3 days to celebrate the opening of the wood-fire kiln for the season. You are invited to bring along your own ceramic work and see the effects of the reduction firing on your pottery.

For £25 you will be able to:

  • Observe the process of loading, firing and unpacking the kiln
  • Wood fire your own clay work
  • Visit the internationally acclaimed exhibition A Beautiful Disorder (usual retail price £12.50 a ticket)

Spaces are limited so please contact for more information and an application form.

19th August - Pack the Kiln - Work has to be on site by 1:00pm

21st August - Fire the Kiln - Arrive from 10:00am to observe the firing

24th August - Unpack the Kiln - The Kiln will gradually be unpacked from 2:00pm

Your £25 will go towards helping fund future kiln projects and the summer kiln residency, which supports emerging artists, in partnership with West Dean College.

Cass Sculpture Foundation has inspired and enabled creativity in contemporary sculpture since it opened 23 years ago by Sir Wilfred Cass. In response to the trends and motivations of contemporary art CASS today commissions work that explores the expanded definition of sculpture; using unconventional sculptural techniques such as writing, sound and ceramic. Launched last year CASS now commissions a small selection of artists to make ceramic works in the wood-fire kiln on site at CASS every year.

CASS is funded through sponsors, trusts, foundations, individual supporters and fundraising events to realise its ambitious programme of exhibitions and events. Artists also play a pivotal role in this through donating works to auctions, providing their time for free and making limited artists editions to sell at CASS to support its charitable endeavours.


CASS Kiln being used by artist Alex Hoda, 2015

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