Well-Glazed: pottery and ceramics glaze development with Pilar Rojas

What to Bring

  • A hand towel for personal use
  • Notebook and pen
  • Calculator
  • Respirator or dust mask (if you have your own)

What to Wear

  • comfortable clothes, enclosed shoes, apron

Appropriate For

  • Students who have some experience with clay and ceramics and wish to know about glaze materials will find this beneficial. Complete beginners might prefer to start with a making course.

Well-Glazed: pottery and ceramics glaze development with Pilar Rojas

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This class takes place on six Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm.

What You Will Learn

  • How to mix your own glazes
  • How to alter glazes to suit your needs
  • An understanding of groups of glaze materials and what they contribute to the mix

What You Get

  • sample tests of new glazes to use and knowledge about how to proceed in the future


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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