John Britt Pottery

IN PERSON WORKSHOP – Cone 6 Glazing: Workshop and Discussion with John Britt


IN PERSON WORKSHOP – Cone 6 Glazing: Workshop and Discussion with John Britt


Dates: July 20-21, 2024

Days: Saturday & Sunday

Time: 9:00 am-5:00 pm (on Saturday) & 10:00 am-5:00 pm (on Sunday) 



Cone 6 Glazing: Workshop and Discussion

Are you ready to become a glaze explorer? Are you wishing that the glazes on your pots made your soul sing and enhanced your work? Do you want to understand why they work the way they do?

Join us for a 2-day Glaze Workshop and Discussion with a true master in the field. John Britt, a dynamic teacher, will have over 2000 fired test tiles with both reduction and oxidation tiles. We will discuss all things glazes, including a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. He’ll also have glazed pots for viewing. 

We will discuss temperature, kilns, and firing dynamics. John will share information about different firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, tenmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them. We’ll also discuss how to adjust your glazes and how to discover new ones.

We recommend that you purchase John’s latest book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7” prior to the workshop. He will teach from this book throughout the workshop. There will be no mixing or firing in this workshop. It is lecture and discussion only.

Several weeks before the workshop you will receive the details of what to expect, what to bring, materials list, and directions to the studio.

Please contact The Village Potters Clay Center if you have any questions about this workshop.

Skill Level 102/201/202+


We recommend having at least one or two wheel-throwing and/or hand-building classes before making work for this workshop. Otherwise, this workshop is designed for all levels of students (seasoned beginner to advanced). 

CLICK HERE for suggested accommodations located near The Village Potters Clay Center.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellation up to 45 days prior to the start of class, students receive a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee).
  2. Cancellation within 45-0 days of the start of class, students receive no refund.

About the Instructor:

John Britt is a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina who has been a potter and teacher for over 33 years. He lives in mountains of Western North Carolina, although he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. John travels all over the world teaching this workshop and many others. He is both nationally and internationally recognized as one of the ceramic world’s greatest glaze experts. He is the author of multiple best selling glaze books.