Decoding Glazes for Beginners

Decoding Glazes for Beginners

Decoding Glazes for Beginners

This course is made up of 2 sessions.

Session 1 Sunday May 2nd 10-4pm Glaze development and mixing

Session 2 Monday May 3rd 6pm -8.30pm Glaze test results review and discussion


This course is designed to introduce the absolute novice to the basics of ceramics glazes. You will gain a working insight into the nature of glaze through a study of the raw materials available and methods of testing. The glaze workshop will be based on a program of group and shared learning. Glaze research and experimentation will be communal and carried out in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Areas to be covered include:

The Three Elements Required in all Glazes
Ceramic Oxides
The Raw Materials
The 12 Oxides and their relation to Raw Materials.
Raw Materials and their Function in the Glaze.
Designing a Glaze and Recording Results
Equipment and Processes
Firing and Evaluating
What’s included:
All raw materials
All firing costs
Safety equipment
Booklet of notes and references