Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Glaze Workshops


I thought I would try to post some workshops I have coming up. Some are a week and others a weekend so don't have to take vacation time to attend.

These are great opportunities to learn about glazes/materials and firing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Reading books and searching the internet is one way to learn about glazes but actually being there and having someone explain in plain English while you are glazing and firing is how you really learn. Take about 10 years off the learning curve and come to a workshop.

Hope to see you there.

Mud Fire Glaze Workshop
June 12 – 14, 2009
Understanding Glazes, Materials and Firing
In this three-day discussion workshop, participants will learn
about ceramic materials, formulating glazes, and firing practices.
Participants will also bring cone 6 bisque to glaze and fire in our reduction kiln. June 12-13-14, 2009. $295. Class size 20.
Mud Fire Studio
175 Laredo DriveDecatur, GA 30030
phone: 404-377-8033

Master Class: Glazes
June 19 - 22, 2009
Improve your understanding of glazes and firing.
We will discuss glazes types from my book; “The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes”. Includes an Oil Spot firing. If you want to bring and fire your pots contact Maine College of Art for more information:
$240.00 (plus $25.00 glaze and firing fee)
Cheslye VentimigliaMaine College of Art522 Congress StreetPortland, ME 04101TEL: 207-699-5060 email:

Sugar Maples Workshop
August 13 - 18, 2009
Thrown Altered and Assembled – with Salt Firing

This 6 – day workshop will focus on techniques of throwing, altering and then assembling objects to salt fire. We will focus on teapot and ewer forms but will also work on simpler forms like cups and bowls. We will spend a lot of time talking about glazes and firing.

Sugar Maples Center for the Arts
34 Big Hollow RoadMaplecrest, NY 12454518- 263-2073

Other glaze classes that may be in your area are listed on the website:


John Britt

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