Wood Fire Conference

"Moving Forward"

October 6-8, 2016
Waubonsee's Sugar Grove Campus 

Waubonsee Community College will host the next International Wood Fire Conference October 6  – 8, 2016 in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The focus of this conference is to continue the ongoing dialogue about the wood fire process that began at the conferences in Iowa and Northern Arizona as it relates to the ceramic arts.  The registration fee for the three-day conference is $175.00 per person and is limited to 400 participants.  Registration includes a welcome packet, conference programming materials, continental breakfast, lunch (Friday and Saturday), and hors d'oeuvres at the Welcome Reception Thursday and Exhibition Opening Reception Friday.  Please be advised that per the Board of Trustees, Waubonsee Community College is an alcohol free campus, and all participants are required to abide by this policy.  Failure to follow this guideline will result in dismissal from the event without a refund.

No Refunds will be issued for registration after August 1, 2016

A more detailed conference schedule is available here.


Learn more about transportation and accommodation options. 


Confirmed Artists

  • Ted Adler
  • Dan Anderson
  • Ashwini Bhat
  • Linda Christianson
  • Josh DeWeese
  • Trevor Dunn
  • Denny Gerwin
  • Chris Gustin
    (Closing Speaker)
  • Perry Haas
  • Fred Herbst
  • Jane Herold
  • Jason Hess
  • Mark Hewitt
    (Keynote Speaker)
  • Heidi Kreitchet
  • Eva Kwong
  • Justin Lambert
  • Simon Levin
  • George McCauley
  • Martin McWilliam
  • Hideo Mabuchi
  • Bernadette Mansfield
  • Stephen Mickey
  • Coll Minogue
  • Priscilla Mouritzen
  • Kristin Muller
  • Dan Murphy
  • Ted Neal
  • John Neely
  • Lindsay Oesterritter
  • Donovan Palmquist
  • David Peters
  • Ben Richardson
  • Owen Rye
  • Justin Rothshank
  • Robert Sanderson
  • Loren Scherbak
  • Matt Schiemann
  • Luke Sheets
  • Jamey Tingey
  • Jack Troy
  • Tara Wilson
  • Casey Zablocki

More Info.

Doug Jeppesen
Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics
(630) 466-7900, ext. 2505
ceramics@waubonsee.edu