A 6-session course suitable for beginners. No prior experience with glazes required. Held on Monday eveings 6.30-8.30pm.
Learn the science of glazing in simple, uncomplicated ways. Learn about glaze materials, how they contribute to the glaze recipe and how to alter the recipe to suit particular temperatures or atmospheres within the kiln. Learn how to test glazes in line blends and how to extend your testing to triaxial blends. Matt, satin or glossy, bright or subdued colours, the options are endless and through testing and blending you will learn how to approach this complexity in an ordered and strategic way. Content also addresses firing options and kiln styles, helping to de-mystify what happens in the kiln.
Please note: you will be testing glazes using Midfire (1220c) in Oxidation.
Pilar Rojas has a rich ceramics background having lived in several countries learning, teaching and practicing ceramics. She was brought up in Spain then lived in London for ten years where she graduated from Harrow School of Art and set up a studio. Later in Melbourne she obtained a Master of Fine Art by research at the VCA. As an exhibiting artist in Australia she has had solo exhibitions at Craft Victoria and The George Gallery in Melbourne and Access contemporary Art in Sydney. Her work is included in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, Museum, Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Shepparton Art Gallery. She teaches at Slow Clay Centre and has also taught at the Victorian College of the Arts, NMIT and University of Granada, Spain.
PLEASE NOTE: We offer this Glaze course intermittently depending on demand so if you cannot do these dates please register your interest via the Watchlist button and you will be notified when we offer this course again!
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