Glaze of Our Lives | Understanding Glazes for the Beginner
This is a 12-hour online workshop.
This workshop is to help people with no, or little experience learn about what glazes are and how they work. We answer all of those questions you've always wondered about and smash a lot of those ceramic myths you may have been told.
The topics we explore:
- What is a glaze?
- How temperature works
- Temperature: Cone 10, Cone 6,Cone 04, Bisquing
- Glaze Types: Gloss, Matte, and Satin, Slow Cooling, Phase Separation
- Reading a Formula
- Glaze Ingredients: Feldspar, Carbonates, Clay, Flint, Borates
- Glaze Additives
- Colors: Colorants, Stains, Opacifiers
- Toxicity and Durability
- Firings: Oxidation, Reduction, Body Reduction,
- Glaze Types: Celadon (Blue, Green, Amber), Temmoku, Snowflake Crackle, Tea Dust, Oil Spot, Hare’s Fur, Tomato Red/Kaki, Iron Bleeding, Adventurine, Shino, Wood Ash, Fake Wood Ash, Jun, Nuka, Crawling (bead), Crystalline, Fake Metallic, Oribe, Copper Red, Chrome-Tin Pink, Floating Blue, Lava
- Layering Glazes
- Glaze Flaws: Crazing, Shivering, Crawling, Metal marking, Running, Pin-holing, Blistering
- What is the Unity Molecular Formula