Mar
1

Scheduling a Workshop

Test Tiles

CALL ME if you would like a workshop in your area, I am sure that we can get something together. Even if you are a small local studio with beginning/intermediate potters or sculptors, they are my favorites!! 828-467-5020

If you are interested in a cone 6 glaze workshop and it is within 10 -12 hours driving from Asheville, NC, then I can bring 2500 test tiles and it is very easy to do. We only need a some table, chairs and a room that holds 20 – 35 people and I will explain glazes, firing, testing, safety, adjusting glazes, etc. in a relaxed atmosphere of fun and learning. If you are not within that range, I can always fly to your studio and we can discuss what you need.

But if you want a cone 6 hands on testing workshop then we do need a ceramic studio, but it doesn’t have to be sophisticated. I have done it in many venues that are just normal potters studios!

I also do hands on weekend glazing and firing workshop on Oil Spot, Copper Red, Shino, Mid-Range Crystalline glazes. I also do low fire sculpture workshops.

I have done over 200 workshops across the US as well as Canada and Europe.

It is no risk to you or your center because if we don’t fill it 30 days out we just cancel or postpone it and no one loses money.  Let me know and we will see if we can work it out at your studio. It will be memorable and FUN!!

 

Jan
29

Ceramic Materials and Process Workshop

Several spots open!!

April 14, 2018

Learn almost everything you ever wanted to know about clays and glazes in a small intimate setting from internationally renowned experts.  Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity.

This is your chance to hear three experts in their respective fields share their thoughts followed by question and answer sessions. If you are interested in clays and glazes and how they work together then this workshop is perfect for you. Think of it as a mini-NCECA in your own backyard!  

Alex Glover is an internationally known geologist who recently retired with over 38 years of experience in industrial minerals. He has worked all over the world with various companies including: The Georgia Marble Company, Vulcan Materials Company,  Zemex Industrial Minerals Corporation,  and Active Minerals International.  He is amazing knowledgeable about geology, the formation of ceramics materials and how industry works. He will speak on his work finding Josiah Wedgwood’s original clay deposits in Franklin NC. He is an excellent and engaging speaker who is able to explain complex subjects in a down to earth style.

Steve Blankenbeker researches and develops materials for Taylor Clay Products and Brick Company in Salisbury, NC. He holds a degree in Materials Engineering with a specialization in Ceramics from NC State University.  He worked for Cedar Heights Clay for 18 years and 16 years with Taylor Clay Products in Salisbury NC.  Steve loves to help potters find and use local or regional clays in NC, OH and WV. He will talk on geology of local sourced clays as well as his amazing knowledge of the brick industry.
Michael Tkach is recently retired after 20 years as the Director of Ceramic Engineering at the Homer Laughlin China Company who produces Fiestaware. He has amazing knowledge of the ceramic industry and how things are produced, how to control slips and glazes and how to have success with glazes. Michael is a firm believer that understanding the relationship between specific gravity, viscosity, glaze application weights, and application techniques will give any potter the ability to develop and reproduce the glaze effects they desire.

Schedule:

9:00 -10:00 a.m. – Arrive have coffee and rolls
10:00-12:00 Alex Glover
12:00- 1:00 Delicious lunch of soup and salad included
1:00 – 3:00 Steve Blankenbeker
3;00 – 5:00 Michael Tkach

Cost: $100 – Delicious lunch provided
Registration requires full non-refundable payment to hold your spot.  (If you cannot attend you will only be refunded if we find a replacement on the waiting list.)

Send a check to the address below to hold your spot on Paypal at my email address.

Location:

John Britt Pottery
154 Sparks Road
Bakersville NC 28705
Any questions contact John Britt 828-467-5020
Jan
28

Bethel Horizons Wisconsin- Cone 6 Glaze Testing Workshop

May 18-20, 2018

This is a 3 day hands on TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes in electric oxidation. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

John Britt
Cone 6 Ceramic Glaze Test Workshop
May 18,19, 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am Friday – 3:00pm Sunday
Lodging fee: $60
Meals: $65
Workshop: $400
Total Package: $525

Bethel Horizons
4651 County Road Z
Dodgeville, WI 53533

www.adamahartstudio.org

 

http://www.bethelhorizons.org/what-we-do/adamah-art-studio/workshops/

Jan
27

Fraser Valley (Vancouver BC Canada) Cone 6 Glaze Testing Workshop

FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, 30 PEOPLE
WAITING LIST ESTABLISHED

June 1-3, 2018

This is a 3 day TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

fraservalleypga@gmail.com

FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, 30 PEOPLE

Jan
26

John Britt 3-Day Glaze Testing Workshop (cone 6 electric an cone 10 gas reduction) Washington D.C.

JUNE 8-10, 2018

This is a 3 day John Britt Glaze Testing workshop where participants  will discover how to accurately and confidently create the glazes and colors that most intrigue you.   The format of the workshop is to create personal test tiles running color blends with cone 6 oxidation or cone 10 reduction glazes while learning the ins and outs of glaze preparation and firing.

The workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate potters and will include a general overview of ceramic glazes, including discussions on cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles.  This will lead into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc.   Britt will discuss how and why each type of glaze works (and why glazes fail) and how to adjust your glazes.

You will walk out of this workshop with a launching pad to find and create a new exciting palette of glazes. 

Price:  ​$325.

June 8-10, 9 am to 5 pm.

Price includes a $25 lab fee (We will make and bisque fire 30 test tiles per participant, provide chemicals and firings) and lunch.

Workshop Schedule:  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 and cone 10 reduction kiln and then on Sunday, we will discuss the results when they are unloaded from the kiln.

District Clay
2414 Douglas Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

CONTACT US
You can either send us an email or call Cass at 202-341-8269

https://www.districtclaycenter.com/store/p94/John_Britt_3-Day_Glaze_Testing_Workshop%2C_June_8-10%2C_%24325_%28includes_%2425_lab_fee_%26_lunch%29..html

Jan
25

Cornell Studio (Dayton Ohio) Cone 6 Glaze Testing Workshop 1

August 17-19, 2018

This is a 3 day hands on TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

Cost: $265.00

Cornell Studio Supply

8290 North Dixie Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Phone: (937) 454-0357
Email: cornellstudiosupply@gmail.com

Jan
25

Cornell Studio (Dayton Ohio) Cone 6 Glaze Testing Workshop 2

FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, 31 PEOPLE
WAITING LIST ESTABLISHED

August 24-26, 2018

This is a 3 day hands on TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

Cost: $265.00

Cornell Studio Supply

8290 North Dixie Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Phone: (937) 454-0357
Email: cornellstudiosupply@gmail.com

FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, FULL, 31 PEOPLE
WAITING LIST ESTABLISHED

Jan
24

Cone 6 Glaze Discussion ( Clio, Michigan)

September 8-9, 2018

This is a 2 day Glaze Discussion where John will being his 2,500 tiles sets and talk about cone 6 glazes. Not testing but discussion in an open, non-threatening atmosphere of question and answer about all things glazes!! Beginner – intermediate.

It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

John will bring test tiles and pieces to discuss. We may have a slide show if time allows.

Saturday, Sept 8th  9:30am-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 9th    10:00-3:00 p.m.

Cost : $235

$200 early sign up (before June 29th).

Runyan Pottery Supply
820 Tacoma Ct,
Clio, MI 48420
(810) 687-4500

 

 

Jan
24

MARKARTS 3 day Cone 6 Glaze Workshop

September 14-16, 2018

This is a 3 day hands on TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

Details pending.

MARKARTS MARY R KOCH ARTS CENTER
9112 East Central | Wichita, KS 67206 | MarkArtsKS.com

316.634.2787

Jan
23

Jansen Art Center (Washington State north of Bellingham)

September 21-23, 2018

This is a 3 day TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. We will do both cone 6 electric oxidation and cone 6 gas reduction. It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. 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 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 my 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.

Tiles will be made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.

Cost: Early Bird $275.00 (March 1-May 21) Regular price $300 (May 22nd – August 21st)

Jansen Art Center
321 Front St,
Lynden, WA 98264

(360) 354-3600

jansenartcenter.org

The workshop registration is now live on the website.
If people enter the promo code EARLY25 before May 21st, they will get the early bird rate of $275. Here is the link.