Cone 6 Glaze Workshop with John Britt

Prince Edwards Island Canada

October 28th – 30th 2022

Presented in partnership with Robert McMillian Pottery Studio, this workshop offers potters the opportunity to learn more about glazing and firing at Cone 6.  Those attending must have glaze knowledge.

Spaces are limited and signup is open  

Robert McMillan STUDIO member $290 plus HST
Pottery in the Park Member $290 plus HST
NON-MEMBER $330 plus HST

Overview of three day glaze testing weekend workshop
This is a 3-day hands-on cone 6 electric glaze testing workshop which 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 kiln and then on Sunday we will discuss the results when they are unloaded from the kiln.
The workshop will also be a general discussion/overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on cone 6 glazes, reduction and oxidation. 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. 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” as well as his High Fire Book, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.

View John’s work here

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