Session 6: Introduction to Crystalline Glazes, Tuesday Evenings
Introduction to Crystalline Glazes, Tuesday Evenings
Macrocrystalline glazes, usually just called crystalline, are a category of glazes in which large visible crystal clusters are cultivated in the surface of low alumina glazes “seeded” by zinc. The nature of the glazes requires specific preparations for firing and finishing work, and development of a precise firing schedule. In this class, students will learn about the interactions of the glaze materials and methods for testing and evaluating them by mixing and firing tests at Cone 6. Students will then mix their successful glaze tests into larger batches and glaze their work. All students will be working with porcelain, and a porcelain and materials fee is included in the class fee.
Class time will lean toward learning about and mixing glazes, so there will need to be some work done outside of class. Please make sure that you have a few hours per week to come to open studio hours to work. Intermediate/Advanced.
Session 6: September 10-October 22, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor: Marie Wright