As a student of Mugi we offer you more than just our studio experience.  We also organize field trips to other studios for a nice time away and in depth learning in a new environment and under the watchful eyes of talented artist. Registration for these field trips are on a first-serve basis, and they do fill up quickly. The specifics of the firing will be shared with the participants a few weeks before the trip.

As these trips must be planned well in advance for both space in the kiln and the logistics the registrations is non-refundable unless you can find another student to take your place.

Please note: field trips are only open to our currently enrolled students and Mugi Staff.

Susan Beecher: June 19-23, 2019

Join us for five days of salt firing and then making pots while we wait for the kiln to cool down at bucolic and serene Sugarmaples Craft Center in Catskills New York. This workshop is lead by Susan Beecher and Outi Putkonen as additional support. Susan will walk us through decorating, glazing and loading a salt kiln which we will fire on the second day of the workshop. If you didn't go with us last year to make the pots we are glazing and firing in June you can bring cone 10 bisque to glaze and fire. While the kiln is cooling Susan will introduce the participants to throwing and altering forms and the student can save and have the pieces bisque fired and bring them back to fire either at Mugi or elsewhere. The Sugarmaples studio will be open for us to work and enjoy the space before and after the workshop hours of 10am to 5pm. The fee includes accommodations in shared rooms (two ppl per room) as well as lunch and dinner.

Check out Susan Beecher work:

Field Trip Dates:

June 19-23, 2019, $475

  • Salt and Bisque firing

  • 8 spaces

David Frank: APril 13, 2019

We offer gas reduction firing trips to David Frank in Guilford, CT. David is one of our studio potters and opens his kiln to our groups along with his array of spectacular glazes and expertise in glazing advice.

Each person has three cubic feet of space in the kiln. It is best to bring a variety of pieces in different shapes and sizes to fill the kiln space more efficiently and to ensure better firing results.

 Field Trip Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cost: $250