Monday, July 23, 2012

Last Glaze Workshops for the year 2012

Anyone interested in learning about glazes...I have two more workshops this year and then I am taking at least a year break to work on a book. So this may be the time for you to catch one of the last two workshops.  This one is a weekend of firing celadons, copper reds and shinos and it is in upstate NY:

Understanding Glazes and Firing

Folk Art Guild of Rochester NYAugust 3 -5, 2012

Course DescriptionThis workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 10 reduction. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss 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 shino, copper reds, ash, celadon, temmoku, oil spots, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them. We will also fire a cone 10 reduction firing for celadons, shinos and copper reds.
For more information contact:1445 Upper Hill RoadMiddlesex, NY 14507585-554-3539www
  • This next workshop is the one if you want a week of thorough testing and learning about materials and firing at low, medium and high fire:

    Basic Ceramic Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry

    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
    September 30- October 6, 2012Course Description

    This course in basic ceramic chemistry is designed for potters who want to become acquainted with the materials used in ceramics, their origins and uses in mid-range and high-fire glazes. We will briefly cover oxides and their sources, the Seger Unity Molecular formula, and will mix and test glaze recipes on test tiles only. Some experience with ceramics is preferred.For more information contact:
    P.O. Box 567
    556 Parkway
    Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Patsi said...

Good news........maybe ^6 ???

John Britt said...

Cone 6 and cone 10. We usually do low too be perhaps we excluded that ?? I don't see it in the description, but don't remember why?? So yes cone 6!