MASTERING GLAZES WORKSHOP WITH JOHN BRITT -Palo Alto, California
September 6-8, 2019
This three-day hands-on workshop is designed to show students how to test a base glaze recipe and get various colors in cone 6 electric and cone 10 reduction firings. On Friday we will prepare test tiles with a base glaze and ten colorant variations. On Saturday we will fire, and on Sunday we will unload our tiles and discuss the results.
John Britt will also present an overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on cone 6 and cone 10 glazes. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles, as well as how to apply those principles to various firing cycles. Britt will cover basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. Glazes will be discussed in a practical and easy to understand dialogue designed to help potters gain an understanding of glazes, firing and glazing. The casual question and answer structure of his workshop allows students’ interest to drive the content of the weekend.
Discussions will cover how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve results, how to adjust your glazes, and how to find new ones. We will review glazes from John’s book: The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cones 4 – 7 as well as his high-fire book and will go into more detail than the book allowed.
All skill levels welcome.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 6—8, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$255 for Palo Alto Art Center Members
$299 General registration
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, California 94303