Monday, September 27, 2010

Glaze Workshop in Wilmington, NC- October 8 - 10 , 2010

           Coastal Carolina Clay Guild Presents a Glaze Workshop
                                                John Britt


                                              Date: October 8th, 9th, 10th  
                                           Place: UNCW Cultural Art Building,
                                                      Ceramic Studio 1004 and
                                                      Lecture room 2005
This workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes and glaze materials as well as different firing methods. The workshop includes a cone 6 reduction firing as well as a cone 6 oxidation firing of participants’ work using glazes developed by John for this workshop. The glazes include Shino, Temmoku, copper red and others. This is a fairly new process that has been getting a lot of attention because it is less expensive and more environmentally friendly. John will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and properties of ceramic materials. It will be done in a fun and relaxed atmosphere of question and answer as well as some more structured lecture periods. The content of the talk will be directed by the participants’ interest. For more information see John Britt’s article in Ceramics Monthly October 2008 issue and visit his website       
                                   Fee: members $90.00 non-members: $100.00         
                             To register contact: Vicky Smith at


                                       Workshop Schedule

Friday: 4:00PM at UNCW CAB ceramics studio room 1004* glazing starts
            6:30 John Britt’s presentation CAB room 2005
            glazing and loading kilns continues after the presentation
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CAB room 2005 John will have a talk about glazes, kilns, cones, the firing cycle, safety, moving from cone 10 to cone 6, firing methods and theory, UMF, recipe method, glaze types, etc. And a large amount of time will be spent on question and answers. And the kilns will be firing.
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CAB ceramics studio room 1004 Unloading the kilns ancontinue with questions and answers.
Participants should bring 6 to 8 bisque ware pieces under 8 inches tall, made with a cone 6 clay body, (cups and bowls are recommended). We are hoping everyone will have enough pots to fill one kiln shelf 12" x 24" for the Geil. We will do a cone 6 reduction firing in the gas kiln and an oxidation cone 6 in the electric kiln.

*Enter the ceramics studio at UNCW through the back entrance which is the loading and unloading driveway.  
Direction for the entrance: Take Randall Drive on to campus and continue straight past the stop light and water tower. The driveway is the first driveway on the right after the large right hand curve. You can unload your pots for glazing here. You will be given a parking pass and directed to a near by parking lot for the duration of the workshop.

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