This workshop was created from a demand and wait list from the original workshop the following weekend in August.
Don’t have the book? Get it from us so you can read up and ask the right questions to get the answers you need to start mixing or fixing the glazes you use in the studio at cone 6!
John Britt the glaze guru and author of The Complete Guide to Mid Range Glazes and The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes will be here to walk us through the testing process and answer all your glaze woe questions.
9am-4pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, August 17th thru 19th
Cost: $265 includes 4 sets of test tiles
Price includes two types of clay body test tiles. Frost porcelain and black clay 540i OR chocolate brown 266 (TBD) available for additional $15
Prepay sign ups only due to space. Cancellation up to 30 days prior to workshop with store credit; 50% retained with cancellations after July 15th; 75% retained week of workshop.
PLEASE BRING OSHA PARTICULATE RESPIRATOR IN A SEALED BAG OR CONTAINER WITH YOUR NAME, SKETCH BOOK, COPY OF THE BOOK (by it from us at 20% off if you don’t already have it!), IMMERSION BLENDER (if you have one), DIGITAL SCALE WITH 0.1 GRAM (if you have one)
John Britt’s Overview of the class:
Three Day Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Weekend Workshop
This is 3-day hands-on Cone 6 glaze testing workshop is designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors. On Friday we will be preparing test tiles with a base glaze and ten colorant variations. We will fire on Saturday in the cone 6 electric kilns and then on Sunday we will discuss the results when they are unloaded from the kiln.
The workshop will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. We will discuss oxides, UMF, 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. It will be conducted in a casual question and answer format which will drive the content of the weekend. Glazes will be discussed in a practical and easy to understand dialogue designed to help potters gain an understanding of glazes, firing and glazing.
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.