Oxford University Kilns

A collaboration between Oxford University and potters has created this centre for wood fired ceramics in Wytham Woods, on the edge of Oxford.

We have the original Willow kiln, built as a replica of a traditonal Bizen Anagama kiln; the Test kiln, a smaller Anagama style kiln of more modern construction; and a pit-firing area. Wood comes from Wytham Woods, as a by-product of the forestry work in the woods.

Those that want to join in, whether potters or not, can participate in the firings, and also have their own pieces fired. We also have open days, exhibitions and workshops.

We also have an online shop where you can see and buy work from some of our potters, and also hold Open Days and exhibitions.