Northern Indiana has a long tradition of collaboration and continued education amongst the ceramic artists found throughout the region. Periodically, NICA provides opportunities for its members, and non-members alike, to come together through workshops and other opportunities. Discounts are available for members. For more information, reach out to

Low-fire Soda with Justin Rothshank

April 26-28, 2024

$250 or $200 with NICA membership

In this workshop participants will learn from Justin Rothshank about firing earthenware in the soda kiln. Participants are invited to bring 8-12 cups or bowls for a cone 3 firing in the soda kiln. On Friday afternoon we’ll glaze the work, and load it into the kiln. Saturday, while the kiln is firing, Justin will offer wheel throwing demonstrations, and answer questions about the soda firing process. Sunday we will unload the fired works from the kiln!

Trevor Daugherty, executive director of Northern Indiana Clay Alliance, will assist with this workshop. We anticipate firing two kilns simultaneously. One kiln located at Rothshank Artworks and the other at Trevor Daugherty’s studio.

Friday 3pm – 6 pm

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 3 pm

Participants should come with 8-12 bisk fired cups/bowls. Items should be made with earthenware clay. Recommended clays: Highwater Clay Earthen Red, Standard Clay #104, Standard Clay #308.

Lodging and food not included.

To secure your spot in this workshop, email interest to