XXIV Kohila Symposium

an annual international wood fired ceramics event held in Kohila, Estonia




About The History

Kohila Symposium is an annual international wood fired ceramics event held in Kohila, Estonia. Over the past 23 years, the symposium has hosted 230 prominent and emerging artists from 35 countries.

This event encourages an international exchange in the field of ceramics as well as enhances appreciation and understanding of wood firing.

The first symposium took place in 2001, after the first anagama-type kiln was built in the Tohisoo Manor Park. It was founded by Andres Allik, Aigi Orav and Külli Kõiv who were organizing and curating the symposium until 2015. Juss Heinsalu and Evelyn Saul organized the Kohila Symposium from 2015 to 2020. From 2021 the symposium is hosted by Lumi Kristin Vihterpal and Jekaterina Kultajeva. The site currently has a nationally recognized anagama kiln built by Andres Allik.

Every year we invite up to
11 artists for a three week period
to create new work
fire kilns and share their experiences


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