Mixing & Testing Glazes with Anne Chambers $100
September 16, from 2pm – 6pm
Through demonstration and a selection of glaze samples, learn how to mix your own glazes and what to buy for stocking your studio. Learn how to create the colour and surface you want to suit your work. You will learn the tools to fix the most common glaze issues and how to read a glaze recipe.
Anne will discuss and share recipes for various cone 6 glaze bases: a shiny transparent, a shiny translucent to opaque pooling and breaking glaze, a satin semi-matte glaze and a velvety smooth crystal matte. By the end of the afternoon you will know how and why these base glazes look the way they do.
Bring your questions and any pots you want to discuss. Also if there is time we will discuss more complex glazing and surface enhancing techniques.
This workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced potters.
To register: http://www.loamclaystudio.ca/
In its sixth year, once again I will be teaching the popular week long summer courses Monday to Friday July 13 - 17th and 20 - 24th, 10 am - 4 pm. It is best if the student knows how to center the clay.. Course cost is $325 + HST $42.25 = $367.25, clay $34 per bag.
July 10 - 14 Slow Down and Focus on the details (register)
Through demonstrations, digital presentations and hands on learning you will acquire a variety of techniques to approach your work with a new perspective and increased confidence. By slowing down and focusing on the smaller details watch your work raise to the next level. Practice altering thrown pots, adding hand-build elements and decorating with slips, stamps and carving. A separate one day glaze workshop (cost $56.50 includes HST) will be offered to glaze and fire your work.
Glazing Techniques with Anne Chambers – $125
September 10th, 2016 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm
This hands-on glaze workshop is intended to introduce you to several approaches to effectively apply glaze to your pottery. Anne will first demonstrate several ways to glaze archetypal forms like a bowl, cup & plate to get reliable results. She will then explain how to glaze more complex shapes like a teapot or casserole.
Reasons for choosing different application methods will be discussed. These might include dipping, pouring, painting, spraying, layering, scraping and using wax resist. There will also be some discussion of a multitude of other variables that could affect your results including glaze composition, glaze thickness, clay thickness, form & curvature, surface texture, clay body and firing profile.
Students will be asked to bring in one of their own bisqued pieces to glaze and as a group we will discuss the most suitable glaze application method. If you wish, you may also bring pottery pieces with glazes you admire or pieces you are disappointed with so that we can discuss how the results were obtained or what went wrong.
This workshop includes the use of LOAM glazes and firing of your cone 6 piece.