Intro to Glazes

6 x 2.5 hour sessions

$480 per person

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Each Intro to Glaze class will have a maximum of 10 participants.

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Class Dates: Fridays 6th August – 10th September 6:00-8:30pm

Tutor: Angelo Ooi

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Description

In this six week course students will be introduced to the basics of glaze theory and learn to develop a range of glazes.

Focusing on stoneware glazes, students will learn about the composition of glazes and different types of glazes and their purposes by working through the steps on how to mix glazes, handle raw materials and use safe studio practices. Students will be taught methods on creating and developing their own glazes, how to introduce colour, glaze application and troubleshooting common glaze problems. Measuring temperature using cones and pyrometers will also be covered.

Please bring along your own apron. Covered shoes are essential.

 

Course Guide

Week 1 – Introduction to clay and glaze composition. Understand what a clay and glaze is, the history and types of glazes, and the 3 components of a glaze Glass former, Stabiliser and Flux

Week 2 – Mixing up a glaze from scratch (glossy, satin and matte)

Week 3 – Adding colourants and opacifiers into a glaze

Week 4 – Firing process of ceramics and glazes

Week 5 –  Shop Tours! Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class for a brief tour of our pottery shop and SMALLpieces space. Durable and food safe glazes

Week 6 –  Glaze Troubleshooting.

After the completion of the course work takes 2-4 weeks to be fired. Students will be emailed when work is ready for collection.

$480.00