Glazing to Enhance Your Pots: Every Potters Elusive Journey w/ Sarah Wells Rolland
Fridays: Aug 20, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 10
Time: Noon-1:30 pm EST (Each session will be approximately 1.5 hours with allotted Q&A time)
Fee 260.00 (includes all four sessions)
Glazing is such a departure from the process of making the pot that many of us are intimidated or even terrified. So much is at stake and a pot can be destroyed in a matter of seconds, literally. Then there is this dilemma, How do I make this glaze surface wonderful, well executed, unique and repeatable?
So, almost all potter takes pause (some of us a very long pause) when it’s time to glaze.
“What do I do now?”; “I hope I don’t ruin this pot.”; I wish I could skip this part!”; “Why do I stare at each pot and agonize for so long?”
The truth is, we all want to glaze with confidence, excellence and most importantly glaze in ways that enhances not hinders the pot. Right?
So, let’s get empowered! Let’s make glazing exciting! Let’s make glazing a wonderful part of our creative process!
Week One: Setting up for Success and Keys to Consistency
Week Two: Glazes that Play Well Together. Wax resist and layering. Guest: Lori Theriault demonstrates her wax resist Bonsai.
Week Three: Making Adjustments and Creating Your Palette. Guest:Katie Meili Messersmith demonstrates Slip and Raised Surface Design.
Week Four: Glazing Your Pots with Finesse and Confidence
In these 4 session we will explore many ways to apply glaze. We will discuss ways to discern appropriate techniques for different types of forms.
Approaches explored will include many application techniques including: spraying, layering, slip trailing, applying stains and washes, removing glaze, glazing textured surfaces, dipping, pouring and multiple ways to resist glaze.
We will explore how to effectively glaze various forms and varying sizes of pots, from small to extra large, and from very wide to very tall.
Also in this online class, Sarah will share the essential glaze equipment every potter should have to set you up for success. How to set up your glaze area to be efficient and productive. Glazing in a safe environment and more. She will included strategies for planning what you are going to do on every pot before you start glazing. (This process relieves a lot of stress and sets you up for consistent glazing.
….and last you will receive 2 bonus videos on firing correctly and consistently.
We will discuss:
1. Discerning forms for desired surfaces
2. How much is too much? (Visually and practically)
3. How do I get a great result again?
4. Equipment every potter needs to be consistent and successful.
5. How to adjust mixed and dry mix commercial glazes for multiple techniques
We will meet on Fridays at noon EST. The sessions will be recorded so if you cannot make the time slot you can view later and email me your questions. You will have the recordings for one full year so you can use them through several glaze cycles.
***The class several extra helpful bonus demonstration videos about preparing your glazes for consistency!
Non refundable: You will have all the class video recordings for a full year after the last class.