In this workshop you will learn how to use underglazes. Georgia de Wet will guide you through a broad range of techniques used in the underglazing process. Demonstrations of some key methods will be followed by an opportunity to test your surface decorating skills. The workshop will be delivered over one day from 10am until 4pm. This workshop is ideal for those looking to learn new ways to decorate your ceramic forms. A fabulous way to embellish ceramic surfaces without the need for complex glaze chemistry.
- Mixing underglazes using colour theory
- Applying underglaze using washes
- Making and applying the use of stencils
- Making and applying underglaze transfers
What to bring…
- A note book/visual diary and pens
We will provide…
- Ceramic wares to work on (tiles for testing and samples and a vase for the final form)
- Underglazes and tools
- A light lunch, along with tea, coffee and snacks
You will walk away with an understanding on how to mix underglaze, layer underglaze, make and apply underglaze transfers, make and use stencils and how to consider your form when planning your surface design. The Kiln Room will dry, bisque, glaze and glaze fire your pieces from the workshop which will be made available for you to pick up when they’re ready. You will be contacted by sms or email a couple of weeks after the course.
Georgia de Wet is an artist living in Melbourne who works in sculptural ceramics. Her work focuses on symbolic imagery from the perspective of feminine representation of her family and personal history. She is currently completing a degree in Ceramics at RMIT University. With a background in painting and printmaking, her work shares similar graphic qualities. Traversing material, method and personal narrative, Georgia’s practice is an evocative reflection of the intersection between expression and exploration. Georgia respectfully acknowledges the land of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, where her practice is based.
The Kiln Room was founded by Pie Bolton in 2019 and operates as a specialist ceramic firing service for ceramic artists, potters, schools, universities, and businesses. Pie and her team are serious about ceramics and The Kiln Room is committed to technical excellence. The Kiln Room actively seeks to cultivate and preserve a culture of inclusion and connectedness.
What you will learn
- In this workshop you will learn how to use underglazes. Georgia de Wet will guide you through a broad range of techniques used in the underglazing process.
What you will get
- You will walk away with an understanding on how to mix underglaze, layer underglaze, make and apply underglaze transfers, make and use stencils and how to consider your form when planning your surface design.
Parking is available at the front of The Kiln Room and also plenty of free parking on the street at all times.
What to bring
- Notebook/Visual Diary and pens
What to wear
Please wear comfortable clothes and covered shoes. Tie hair back and remove dangling jewellery.
This workshop is ideal for those looking to learn new ways to decorate your ceramic forms. and is suitable for beginners and those with experience.
The Kiln Room is a fully equipped ceramic studio offering technical pottery and ceramic classes and specialist ceramic experiences.
The Kiln Room is the brainchild of Pie Bolton. Her concept is the evolution of a studio, growing in facilities and services at the request of the ceramic community and wishing to build connections between artists. It aims to promote the sharing of knowledge and to embody the generosity of spirit of early ceramicists and potters.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.
Terms & Conditions
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Kiln Room or organised by The Kiln Room must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Kiln Room
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give The Kiln Room unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Kiln Room classes and events or on The Kiln Room premises and associated venues. (For use of The Kiln Room marketing materials).
Please choose your course dates carefully! We cannnot offer refunds, if you change your mind after you have made your booking, you can transfer the booking to a friend. This must be done before the course starts and we must be advised of this change. Once the course has begun there are no transfers.
Students uncertain of their ability to attend are encouraged to take out the Weteachme cancellation policy at checkout. This policy allows you to cancel and receive a full refund, including the insurance fee which is 10% of the class fee.
Please note that if a class/event/session does not fill with the required minimum number of participants it may be cancelled. In the event that a class is cancelled by The Kiln Room, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.