Cone 6 Hands-on Glaze Testing- Carson City, NV

May 1-3, 2020

This 3-day hands-on cone 6 electric glaze testing workshop is designed to show students how to test a base recipe and get various colors. Friday: Instruction; test tile preparation, kiln loading. Saturday: While the kiln fires, We’ll talk about oxides, properties, clays, slips, safety, etc. Sunday: Unload kilns, sort, label, and discuss the results. The workshop includes a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on cone 6 glazes, reduction and oxidation. We’ll discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. 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 John’s 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.

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John Britt Glaze Testing


Ogres-Holm Pottery
Schedule Dates: May 1 – 3, 2020
Friday May 1, 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Saturday May 2, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday May 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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