Glaze Making and Understanding Materials: An Introduction - Morley College - 3/5 weeks on campus
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About the Course
A rare opportunity to gain an insight into the materials that you may or may not know are in the glazes that you use. You will gain a basic understanding of what these materials are and how they make a difference to your glazes through making glaze tests. You will make basic glaze recipes from scratch and see the results each week. You will also explore these through line blending to create further results. Extended knowledge will be gained through sharing your results with each other.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Understand what the individual glaze ingredients do in a glaze
Understand how to put together different ingredients to create a glaze
Weigh different materials and mix glazes tests
Reflect on fired glaze tests and analyse results
Understand a basic awareness of Ceramics glaze materials Health and Safety in a workshop setting with due regard to self and others
Class format and activities
You will be listening and note taking about the chemistry of materials. You will be creating test tiles and batch glazes and firing these to different temperatures. You will be creating line blends using two glazes to see the potential of the glaze materials . You will be working in pairs to help understand and share information and results.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
What you need to know before you enrol
What you will need for your class
A notebook and pen will be essential. You will also need an apron or old shirt. Appropriate masks will be available to buy at £5 each. you may bring your own.
What you can do next
Morley College offers a wide range of courses at all levels of ability. We recommend you attend at least 2 terms on the beginner course before moving on to various mixed level courses. Students can also look to progress onto certificated Part or full time Ceramics or 3D courses such as BETC, BA degree or MA postgraduate courses. Your tutor is also happy to advise in setting up your own studio. Many students go on after several years experience to setting up their own ceramic practice and exhibiting in open studio / house weekends and local and national craft fairs and galleries.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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Course Start DatesFriday 1st March 2019
Saturday 8th June 2019
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