Sat, Feb 08 | 4/39 Smithton Grove

Introduction to Glaze Technology with Neville French

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2020, 10:00 AM – Mar 28, 2020, 1:00 PM
4/39 Smithton Grove, 4/39 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove VIC 3226, Australia

About the Event

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. 


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?



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- and email will be sent with tile requirements

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

Comfortable clothing,closed shoes.

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), if there is someone on a waitlist i would be happy to transfer or you could gift your spot to a friend.

Registration is Closed

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