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Intro to Glaze Formulation

  • Arbutus Folk School 610 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA, 98501 United States (map)

Instructor: Nicole Gugliotti
Cost: $272
Registration Closes: May 3rd

Contact: (360) 867-8815

Bring apron to first class, we will discuss materials in first class. 
No. of Students: Min. 4, Max. 8
Skill Level: Intermediate, students with prior experience working with clay and glaze in a typical classroom setting.


Materials Provided by Student: Apron, towel, at least 2 lidded plastic containers (32 oz yogurt containers work well, bring small ones as well if you wish to save small glaze batches). At least 12 small containers for mixing glaze tests.

Recommended: John Britt’s The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, scale that weighs in grams, and an immersion blender.


Class Description: This class will introduce students to the materials used to create glazes. Through a series of labs we will become familiar with the constituent materials and then combine them to design our own glaze. Through this process students will be introduced methods they can use to alter glazes to correct flaws, change color or adjust texture. All labs will be fired to Cone 6 in an oxidation atmosphere. Skills learned in this course can be applied to any firing temperature or atmosphere.
This class is recommended for Intermediate students with prior experience working with clay and glaze in typical classroom setting.
Students may also register for open studio hours (Wednesdays from 6-9 pm); registration for this option can be found in our class listings. 

Note:
Student projects in this class will consist solely of test tiles for their glaze batches. If you wish to create additional ceramics, we encourage you to register for open studio; registration for this option can be found in our class listings. Open studio hours provide a student-centered learning environment amongst individuals with a range of skill levels.

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Later Event: May 6
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