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Workshops // Coming up // Glaze Technology
3 March

Glaze Technology


Glaze technology.


When: Poly pottery Falmouth


Places: 8 total


Duration: Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm


Tutor: Karl Owen


Equipment & Materials required: Rubber gloves, dust mask, note book and pen.


Aim of the course:


: To give you an opportunity to gain an insight into the materials that make up glaze.

: Gain a basic understanding of what these materials are and how they effect your glazes through   

  experimentation and developing tests.

: You will make basic glaze recipes from scratch and see the results each week.

: Extended knowledge will be gained through taking notes, discussing your findings and sharing your

  results with each other.


By the end of the course you will be able to:


: Understand what the individual glaze ingredients do in a glaze.

: Understand how to put together different ingredients to create a glaze.

: Weigh different materials and mix glazes tests.

: Reflect on fired glaze tests and analyse results.

: Build a folder of glaze recipes and results.

: Understand a basic awareness of Ceramics glaze, materials and studio Health and Safety practices.


Level:  Beginners & professionals  - no previous knowledge or practice is required, yet it is also suitable for potters who have not had tuition in glaze chemistry.


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