Functional stoneware pottery depicting life on the Emerald Coast Since 1980
Gulf Coast Kilnwalk Society is a non profit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of wood firing kilns. The dream of the Stokes family to bring together the potters of the Gulf Coast and educate the public about different firing methods was realized in 2005 with the formation of Kilnwalk and the construction and firing of the largest Anagama kiln in the state of Florida. A second kiln was added in 2009, and is a reconstruction of a groundhog kiln that was used in the 1940's in Jay, Florida. Both of these kilns are fired using a mixture of oak and pine to reach temperatures in excess of 2300 degrees f. in order to melt the wood ash onto the pots. The results are unpredictable and completely unique for each area of the kiln. There are plans for another kiln soon so click on the link at the bottom of the page to learn more!