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 table, 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!!
Friday October 5, 2018
This 4 hour glaze discussion will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. We will discuss as much as possible in our time but it will be conducted in a casual question and answer format which will drive the content of the afternoon. Glazes will be discussed in a practical and easy to understand dialogue designed to help potters gain an understanding of glazes, firing and glazing.
Cost : FREE for members – $5.00 for non-members ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Wey Hall -Clay Studio
Appalachian State University Campus
287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608
John Britt – Glaze Workshop
This is a 3 day hands on TESTING workshop where we will run Color Blends with various cone 6 base glazes. It will also 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 applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into 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 made ahead of time and we will mix glazes and run tests on the first day, fire the second day and discuss results the final day.
This is a three day workshop
Friday, November 2 2018 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 10 am – 3 pm
For more information
Contact: Gus Miranda
Anhinga Clay Studios
4600 SW 75 Ave, Unit C
Miami, FL 33155
JOHN BRITT- EXPERIMENTAL SHINO WORKSHOP
November 24 – December 1, 2018
This is an experimental shino workshop where we will explore various shino glazes in a variety of firing cycles. One firing will be wood (firing in the catenary with Gary Carstens) with extended cooling at 1800°F. And then where will be two gas reduction firings (Firing in the Bailey gas kiln with Jennifer Mally) with various slow cooling cycles. The goal will be to explore effects of slow cooling on shino colors but we will also explore crawl shinos, carbon trap and traditional shinos. We will try the same glazes in the two gas firings on student test tea bowls.
We will have about 7-10 different shinos in the studio for glazing. We will also have various washes: soda ash, salt, burnt umber, red iron, manganese dioxide, copper carbonate, rutile etc. as well as flashing slips for wood and various types of wood ashes.
Participants should bring 30 pieces for the wood firing and 20 for the gas firings. The work should be made with cone 10 porcelain or light stoneware (B-Mix recommended) and everything must be bisque fired prior to arrival.
Food and Lodging: $450
[A limited number of SCHOLARSHIPS are available for this workshop so if you are interested contact Jennifer Mally]
ADAMAH ART STUDIO DIRECTOR
4651 County Road ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Feb 1-3, 2019
Roadrunner Ceramics in conjunction with Alamo City Pottery Workshop is sponsoring a three-day cone 6 glaze testing workshop with glaze guru John Britt. The workshop, for potters of all levels, is designed to show how to test a base recipe and get various colors (color blend) as well as strength of colors (progression test). It will also be a general overview of ceramic glazes focusing on, but not limited to, cone 6 glazes.
In addition to glazes, the 3-day weekend will also cover:
firing dynamics and principles
various firing cycles
This will lead us into 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.
John will discuss glazes from his 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.
Cost is $325 and attendees are responsible for bringing a 500 gram scale accurate to 0.1 gram, an immersion blender , and a NIOSH Dust mask or respirator. This workshop is limited to 30 attendees and is sure to sell out, so sign up now!
12747 Cimarron Path, Suite 116
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Tel: (210) 710-9127
Exploring Cone 5 Spotted Glazes
Presented by Southern Arizona Clay Artists
February 8, 9 and 10, 2019.
Have you seen the amazing effect of Oil Spot glaze?
The glaze master John Britt will bring his mid fire
spotted glazes, which resemble Oil Spots. Friday we
will glaze: fire on Saturday and take then out on
Sunday. This is designed for the beginner to
This will be a hands on experience! Everyone will
bring their own bisque and we will glaze them on
Friday. Black and white is the main glaze but we will
also test some yellow, red and other stains to see if
Each person will be allowed kiln space and dimensions will be given when
you register. We have to limit the volume depending on attendance as we
have limited kiln space. So tea bowls, cups and small things are advised.
On Saturday we will discuss all things glaze related like kilns, firing, types
of glazes and this will be directed by participant’s questions. There will be a
throwing demonstration of thrown and altered work if time allows.
Sunday we unload the kiln.
John will bring samples and pots to sell.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday : 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Early Bird Registration (before January 1, 2019)
SACA members $275.00
Non Members $320.00
Feb 22-24, 2019
Mat’l/Lab Fee: $25.00
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 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.
For more information
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL
Fri, Sat, Sun [9:00 am – 5:00 pm]
Instructor: Britt, John
April 5-7, 2019
John Britt himself that he will be coming over @ Amsterdams Kleibedrijf in Amsterdam/the Netherlands on 5,6 and 7 april 2019.
He will teach a 3 days workshop. Great fun!
395 euro incl everything.
Clay, glazing materials, food, fun.
So if you’re in the neighbourhood……limited number of places available. for more information send us an email.
The Amsterdam Clay Company
Nieuwe Hemweg 8
1013 BG Amsterdam
+ 31 (0) 6 – 11 28 42 06
Boulder, Denver, Quebec and Kentucky