The woodfire center is dedicated to the kind of technological research that is good for people and the environment. Better kilns, low impact utilities, etc.
More than that, we believe that appropriate technology involves materials that can be processed and machines that can be created by a small group, from local materials. Industrialization, by which we mean the production of materials and machines by thousands of anonymous workers, is something we can avoid, especially in the production of ceramics. We try to "do-it-ourselves", in the most informed manner possible, because it is more human to do so.