Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Glaze Workshop (Oxidation and Reduction) Cone 6 Saratoga Clay Art Center

We have a few spots open in this Glaze Workshop at Saratoga Clay Art Center in Saratoga NY April 10-12, 2015.

This will be a great workshop because we are doing glaze mixing and testing in both Electric oxidation and Gas reduction at cone 6. 

If you are at all interested in cone 6 glazes this will be a great workshop where we will have over 1200 tiles to discuss the properties of glazes. This workshop is actually similar to a week long workshop at most places but you get it in three fun filled days. 

We will also go over the book "The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes" so you get a better understanding of glazes, firing, application and mixing. 

If you are in the NY area or know anyone who is interested - could you pass this on?!



Workshop Description
This is a three day Cone 6 glaze testing workshop designed to show participants how to test a base recipe and get various colors (color blend) as well as strength of colors (progression test). It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. We will discuss clays, slips, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from John’s new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed. The workshop is for beginner to advanced ceramic artists and is limited to 20 participants.

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