Introduction to Glaze Technology with Neville French
Time & Location
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?
4 x 1000ml PLASTIC BUCKETS WITH LIDS
35 x 100ml Plastic cups with lids
20 ml and 10 ml plastic syringe (available at chemists)
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.