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Glaze making and understanding materials: an introduction - Morley College, London

Glaze making and understanding materials: an introduction - Morley College, London

About the Course

This course can be taken as a 5 week evening course (3 hours per week) or a 3 week Saturday course (5 hours per week).
Learn the basics of what different glaze materials are and do in a glaze. You will be guided through this complex subject by an expert in the field, having trained as a material scientist, to create your own glazes.

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.

Entry requirements

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:
Please enquire for recommendations on continuation courses where applicable.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


Pedro Diego at Morley College London
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London
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