Sunday, November 16, 2008

Glaze Classes 2009

I have just posted my 2009 Schedule for Glaze Classes.

If you have ever been interested in improving your knowledge of glazes or
firing now is the time to do it! Don't wait another year.

I am about an hour from Asheville NC and just next down the road from
Penland School. Not only is it a beautiful location but it is conducted in
an atmosphere of fun, learning and creativity that you will never forget!


John Britt
154 Sparks Road
Bakersville, NC 28705
828-688-6615 (evening)
828-467-5020 (day)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for your help with the blue oil spot glaze, John. I thought you might be interested in the pod cast with Steve Harrison. There are some awesome results from his work with rocks and natural stones he crushes and uses in glaze compositions. I wish I could be there for some of your glaze workshops

Firing Log
ancient kiln | 21st century logbook
November 18, 2006
Podcast: Australian Woodfire with Steve Harrison
Filed under: Pieces, sound & video, Potters, Clay Bodies, anagama, non-anagama, Kiln — odin @ 1:01 pm
The second podcast is finally complete and well worth a listen. Settle in for a fascinating discussion after which you may wish to give yourself some quality time with google as well as the links below. Download episode two directly, or through iTunes (mp3, 55mb, 60:00 min).

Image courtesy of Arthur Rosser.

Steve Harrison is a potter from Australia with decades of woodfire experience under his belt, plus an obvious love and ability for the geological sciences as applied to ceramics. To understand the breadth of his experience, take a peek at his CV, or consider that he is currently firing work in a kiln he built himself out of bricks that he made from local materials; the pottery fired in the kiln is made of clay he collects locally, glazed with materials he collects locally, and fired with wood grown locally.

photo gallery of Steve Harrison’s work, bricks, and kilns. Photo courtesy Michael Bradfield.

His work is shown (and available for sale) at the Legge Gallery in Sydney Australia. During the course of the podcast, Steve discusses his current show “Dirty Little Secrets” and how he developed the clay body used to create these examples of black-bodied ware (as well the white porcelain work represented in a prior show “From the Ground Up“). His recent work is influenced by the way “perfection” has been devalued by modern manufacturing techniques. You can read more in an article he wrote entitled: Perfect Is the New Junk (pdf, © Steve Harrison, used here with permission).