A Personalized Approach
Instructor: Cassie Weatherford
Course Description: In this course we will demystify the science of glaze mixing for cone 6 oxidation firing. This course is well suited for absolute beginners, or anyone with glaze mixing experience who wants to do further testing to develop a glaze to fit their work. Topics of discussion will include; how to read a glaze recipe, chemicals and their properties, glaze stability, and troubleshooting common glaze faults. Students will learn to make their own test tiles using three different methods as well as how to personalize them to represent their work better. We will then run three different types of testing as a means of developing a glaze and review test tiles after firing.
Course fee includes clay for test tiles and chemicals for glaze tests.
Students will need to supply a digital scale accurate to one tenth of a gram (0.1g), a respirator with NIOSH approved P100 filters (pink ones), and an immersion blender that fits all the way into a SOLO cup. These will be needed for the second class. Some extra scales and blenders may be available for use.