We are so excited for the upcoming raku firings!
Firing & Other
- Please carpool if you’re in a group if possible, parking is minimal.
- Please forward this email to those in your party whom you have signed up especially if they are driving separately.
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your time slot. We are on a time schedule with the firings.
- NEW THIS YEAR we are offering various creative Glaze Your Own Pottery items for sale for walk ins and as A La Cart items. These will be available to anyone and everyone who comes to Dirt Farm. We will release a limited number of each item 15 minutes before every hour. COME EARLY FOR A CHANCE TO SNAG ONE. Limited supplies, 1 per person while supplies last.
- Address: Dirt Farm Brewery, 18701 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135
- This event will be held rain or shine. We will have tents for glazing under if there’s rain.
- Allow up to 2 hours for the entire experience.
- You will have a limited time to glaze (50 minutes max). Our kilns can only fire 14 pumpkins per hour so your pieces need to be glazed within 50 minutes so we can load them and fire them at the second hour. There will be NO SPACE to fit you scheduled pieces into any other firing.
- Keep your glazing expectations LOW and have fun! Raku glazes will not always turn out like the sample colors but that’s part of the fun. Having said this, you may find that experimenting with layering different glazes can yield some great unique results.
- ONLY 2-3 coats of glaze are allowed! You can layer colors but DO NOT exceed a total of 3 even coats. It will cause a mess in the kiln and cause your pumpkin to end up with blisters!
Firing & Other
- While your pottery fires in the kiln (about 30 – 40 minutes) please enjoy all the food, views and brews that dirt farm has to offer!
- Children MUST be supervised especially around the firing area.
- There are public bathrooms in the brewery lodge.
- LEASHED dogs are welcome outside. Service dogs only may enter the taproom.
- NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE is allowed at Dirt Farm Brewery