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5-Day Fundamentals of Practical Glaze Chemistry (cone 6-10)

Apr 8 – 12

This 5-day course is indented for both potters who want to start mixing their own glazes, as well as for those who already have some basic knowledge

In this course Ronald Boersen will guide you through ways of understanding and exploring glazes and he will show you how to put theory into practice, explore efficient testing methods, and review the fired results.

Learn what it means for a glaze to be good, stable, and durable. Focus your glaze exploration towards more successful results and confidence in identifying and dealing with issues.

Day 1: Building a foundation

• What actually makes a glaze?

• What makes a glaze stable, durable, and good?


Day 2: Materials and practice

• Substitutions and unavailable materials

• Strategies for controlling the chemistry


Day 3: Designing a glaze and glaze tests

• Mapping glaze effects

• How to build on existing glazes


Day 4: Practice and testing


Day 5: Review

• Discussing test results: colour response, texture, and melt

• Q&A


Participants are expected to bring:

– their own laptops/tablets

– PPE for mixing glazes

– 15 bisqued glaze test tiles in a light/buff clay

– 15 bisqued test tiles in a clay of your choice
Materials for glaze tests will be provided as part of the course. Glaze tests will be fired as part of the course (limited to cone 6 neutral).

* Accommodation is not available on site or included in the price.

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Driving Creek Railway and Pottery


Apr 8 – 12


Driving Creek Pottery
380 Driving Creek Road

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