The Northern California Experimental Firing Group [NCEFG] fire pottery based on archaeological models. Formed in 2003, the NCEFG meets during the late spring and/or early summer on the Bolinas peninsula, on the Pacific coast of Northern California. They make pots and fire them in a wood burning up draught kiln. Future plans include experimentation with pit and trench firings. The NCEFG aims to gain greater understanding of pottery manufacture in the past, and to make beautiful pots. The NCEFG publishes an academic Bulletin with details of its activities, field reports, and additional papers concerning related experimental archaeological research and discoveries on its web site: www.ncefg.org. The NCEFG welcomes archaeologists, potters, technologists, handy folk, and and all other interested parties.