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Artisan Academy Workshops

Cone 6 Glazing Workshop with John Britt | September 14 - 16

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This three-day cone 6 glazing workshop designed to show students 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. It is designed to beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss clays, slips, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us unto 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 John’s 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.

The hands-on portion of the workshop involves mixing test glazes and firing them in oxidation cone 6. Each person will mix a specific set of glazes and glaze provided test tiles for three types of clay bodies. The group will compare all the final test tiles through discussion and display.

Three-Day Schedule:

Day One: Friday, September 14,  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day Two: Saturday, September 15,  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Day Three: Sunday, September 16,  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ages: 16 + | Instructor: John Britt (Visit his website here)

Enroll after June 30:$220

For questions about the workshop please call 316.932.1784.