Join us for this is a 2-day Glaze Discussion Workshop. There is no testing. John will have over 2000 tiles that have been tested and we will discuss all things glazes.
He will also present a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us into some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from my new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.
John have tiles and samples of glazes on pots.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9am – 5pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 10am – 4pm
Fee: $225 per person
Teaching Center/ISM Students: $95.00 *Students must register in TVP Gallery only.
John Britt is a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina who has been a potter and teacher for over 31 years. He lives in mountains of western North Carolina although he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. John is primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught extensively, both nationally and internationally, at universities, colleges and craft centers, including the Penland School of Crafts where he served as the Clay Coordinator and then, as the Studio’s Manager.
He is the author of the “The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10” which was published by Lark Books in 2004, and his most recent book “The Complete Guide to Midrange Glazes: Glazing and Firing at Cone 6” which will be published October 2014. He also has and two e-books (PDF’s): “The Quest for the Illusive Leaf Bowl and Other Assorted Articles” and “Aventurine Glazes”. He also has a DVD produced by Ceramics Daily entitled: “Understanding Glazes: How to Test, Tweak and Perfect Your Glazes”. He produced three videos: “Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing”, “Beyond the Basics” and “Kurinuki” and one in production “Basic Glazing Techinques”.
He was the juror for the book; “500 Bowls”, Technical Editor for “The Art and Craft of Ceramics”, and the “Ceramic Glaze: The Complete Handbook” by Brian Taylor and Kate Doody. He has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including: Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Ceramic Technical, New Ceramics, The Log Book and is a frequent contributor to Ceramics Monthly.
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