Introduction To Glazing. Saturday, February 3rd 9:30am-12:30. Instructor Irene Winkelbauer


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This is a 3 hour glaze clinic for new members and students new to or in need of a review of glazing ceramics. We will cover the best practices for using  the Handle Factory’s studio glaze area.

You will learn-

  • The basics of glaze chemistry.

  • Specifics about the glazes we provide in this studio including pointers and cautions.

  • The difference between slips and underglazes and when to apply them.

  • How to choose the best  glazes for the form and function of your pieces.

  • How to prepare your ceramics for glazing.

  • How to prepare the glaze you are using.

  • How to effectively use wax resist.

  • How to glaze different shapes.

  • The importance of good record keeping.

We will troubleshoot glaze problems with examples- (You are welcome to bring any finished glazed pieces you  want to discuss in  class).

 This is a clinic for those with limited glazing experience.  New members should attend this basic clinic.

Masks are required in the studio with this instructor.