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Workshops // Coming up // Pottery Workshop: Glaze Technology Course
10 July

Pottery Workshop: Glaze Technology Course

The aim of the course is to

  • give you an opportunity to gain an insight into the materials that make up glaze
  • help you to gain a basic understanding of what these materials are and how they effect your glazes through experimentation and developing tests
  • allow you to make basic glaze recipes from scratch and see the results each week
  • give you extended knowledge 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.

Suitable for beginners and professionals  - no previous knowledge or practice is required.


Pottery Workshop: Glaze Technology Course

When: 10th, 11th, 15th July

Where: The Poly Pottery (at the back of The Poly, accessed from New Street)

Duration: Three days

Class size: eight per class

Tutor: Karl Owen

Cost: £325, including £1 Poly Fund and all materials and equipment.

If you have any questions about the suitability of this course, please contact our head potter Karl at

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