Melting processes of different geological materials happen naturally and continuously all around the world. When we are creating glazes, we are imitating what nature is doing already for some billions of years. Making your own glazes means creating your own surfaces. These can vary immensely. It will not only be matte or shiny. There can be craters, blisters, fragments which look like mold etc.
In this course we will explore the world of glazes with a very empirical approach: testing materials – combining them to create absolutely unique glazes. In that way you will get to know your materials with their outstanding properties. It is a very rewarding process to understand what brings glazes to melt and what kind of surface happens with different chemical blends. Besides that you will get to know what kind of glaze textures you find appealing. The beauty of making your own blends is that you can gather your own materials as well. Knowing what is in your immediate surroundings creates a closer connection to the geology of the place you are living and it is always an adventure to find new test materials.
I would like to create line blends and triaxal tests with geological materials from our immediate surroundings with you and I will bring some glaze materials which I use not in the way most people use them.
Theory of Glazes and Melting processes
Learning about the properties of materials
Making and Firing of test samples
Discussing fired results
Target Audience: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramists
Language: English with Slovenian translation
October 18th – Monday: 5.30PM – 9.30PM
October 19th – Tuesday: 5.30PM – 9.30PM
October 20th – Wednesday: 5.30PM – 9.30PM
October 21th – Thursday: 5.30PM – 9.30PM
October 22th – Friday: 5.30PM – 9.30PM
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