Ages 18 and older
In this three session workshop, students will be introduced to the materials and concepts needed to understand glaze mixing and formulation. Students will receive an informational binder and a set of test tiles to take home and start them off on their glaze making journey.
Session one: Theory. We will talk about the constituents of a glaze, the materials we use to make glazes, material proportions for a base glaze and the use of opacifiers and colorants to make different glazes.
Session two: Practice. Students will select and mix base glazes and run a series of glaze tests using different colorants and opacifiers.
Session three: Theory meets Practice! We will look at our fired test tiles and see our theory in action.
Appropriate for confident beginners who have some basic knowledge of glazing. Course runs for three weeks, and is open to students ages 18 and older.
Note: This is a glaze making course, not a pottery making course, and includes test tiles, glaze ingredients, and a binder with necessary information.
Please bring a digital scale if possible. An inexpensive kitchen scale works. Instructor will have two scales that students may share.
Please bring an apron, and wear clothes that can get dirty. Bring something warm to put on in the colder evenings as the doors will be kept open.
Classes take place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA. Please enter through the door in the alley behind the building.