Date and location
January 14, 15 and 16th
76 Kent Street
Brooklyn NY 11222
Saturday January 14th , 9 am to 4/5pm
Sunday January 15th 9 am to 4/5 pm
Monday January 16th, 10am to 3/4pm.
Join us in this three day hands on Cone 6 glaze testing workshop led by renowned potter and expert glaze master John Britt!
This workshop will give a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing but not limed to Cone 6. This workshop is designed to show participants how to test a base recipe and get various colors (color blending) as well as strength of colors (progression tests).
We will discuss clays, slips, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles and how to apply those principles to various firing cycles. 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 also discuss glazes from John’s book “The complete guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cone 4 -7” but go into more detail than the book allowed.
This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate potters or those who are advanced and have no glaze testing experience.
**This workshop will run over a holiday weekend: Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Martin Luther King Jr Day)**
Saturday, January 14th: 9am – 4/5pm
Sunday, January 15th: 9am – 4/5pm
Monday, January 16th: 10am – 3/4pm
Workshop pricing includes the three day hands on workshop ($450) and a glaze materials (chemicals) fee of $35 ($485 total).
Participants are required to purchase and bring the following supplies to class:
- OSHA approved respirator or dust mask and a quart size zip lock bag (with your name on it) to keep it in.
- Journal and pen, sharpie markers, high temperature pencil,
- One pair of latex gloves
- Braun (or some other brand) kitchen hand blender (a.k.a. immersion blender)
- A small scoop for measuring out materials,
- 10 –Solo plastic cups (16 oz. Clear or blue or red party cups), and a couple of glaze brushes. Make sure the hand blender fits into the Solo cup! (There are different sizes some of which are too small and then blender won’t reach the bottom of the cup.)
- Triple beam scale or digital scale- ask if we have enough. We need one scale per two students and the center may have some. Call ahead and ask so you don’t buy one unnecessarily.
**IMPORTANT** TEST YOUR SCALE TO MAKE SURE IT IS ACCURATE TO 0.1 GRAMS!! Many digital scales that are cheap won’t measure that small of an amount. Many like to stop at 2 grams!! We need to weigh 0.2 grams or 0.5 grams. Also, test your scale against another triple beam or digital scale to see if it is actually accurate!! MANY times, they are not!
- Registration requires full commitment and payment
- Requests for a refund must be made at least 30 days prior to the start of this workshop and incurs a $75 processing fee per person per refund
- No requests for cancellation or refund will be honored within 30 days of the workshop start (even due to covid)
- There are no credits or transfers for this workshop
- Requests for cancellation must be emailed to email@example.com
Our studio requires everyone entering the building to be vaccinated. Yaro cannot offer refunds to those who are turned away for lack of proof of vaccination.
Other Things To Know
Requests for a refund must be made at least 30 days prior to the start of this workshop and incur a $75 processing fee. No requests for cancellation or refunds will be honored within 30 days of the workshop start. No credits ot transfers
February 3 – 5th, 2023
All Hands Pottery Studio
164 S Military Highway
This is a hands-on workshop where we will make a Color Blend with various bases to illustrate the effect
of oxides in the base and their effect on color. After we dip the tiles and load the kiln we will discuss all things glazes including oxide properties.
The workshop will 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 apply those principles to
various firing cycles. This will lead us to 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 provided and you will be sent a supply list when you register.
Cost : $320.00 Plus a $30 material fee payable on the first day of the workshop to cover test tiles, glaze-making materials, and firing.
You can call the studio at (757)453-4093 for further information.
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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 tables, 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!!