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Be My Keeper Makers Studio

Glaze Technology with Neville French, $720 Ocean Grove (1)

Earth, sky, colour, light – Neville French- a master of glaze from New Ceramics, Oct,2009. Nancy Margolis gallery director NYC says, ‘… colours and forms are so soft and luscious’. Taken from a letter to Neville French

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Glaze Technology with Neville French, $720 Ocean Grove (1)
Glaze Technology with Neville French, $720 Ocean Grove (1)

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Be My Keeper Makers Studio, 4/39 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia

About the event

 Developing Stoneware Glazes

This 6 week course will introduce a basic understanding stoneware glazes and testing methods for developing unique glazes. 

Starting with an exploration of local raw materials: woodash, rock dust and local clays using lineblends, triaxial and quadraxial blends to develop a range of glazes. This will develop an appreciation of the origin of high fired glazes in China and their development in Asian ceramics.

Next base sets of glazes will be created from feldspar, limestone, magnesia and zinc in alumina/silica quadraxial bends to provide an understanding of glaze phenomena in oxidation firing. 

Then we will experiment with the use of colouring oxides and stains in different types of glaze. 

Participants will develop an appreciation of the history of stoneware glazes

and an understanding of different types of stoneware glazes and how to achieve them. 

You will be required to make and bring your own test tiles, we will send you information on the specifications.

If you are unable to do so we will have some for purchase at $8 per tile, you will need at least 7 of tthese tiles.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Studio is located at Shed 4/39 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove

Please park on Smithton Grove as the studio parking is not availble.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring a towel, apron, dust mask and journal.

Comfortable clothing,closed shoes.



35 x 100ml Plastic cups with lids

20 ml and 10 ml plastic syringe (available at chemists)

masking tape

marking pen

weighing scales

Test tiles 

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For further information & enquiries


Mob 0478 755 804

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Cancellations will forfeit fee paid (classes a reliant on numbers to proceed) and if your spot can't be filled I cannot refund money paid.


  • Glaze Technology

    All tuition, raw materials and firing are included. Test tiles, bring your own or purchase for $8 per tile, each tile can test 36 glazes

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