Introduction To Glazing. February 11th 9am-noon. Instructor Irene Winkelbauer


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This is a 3 hour glaze clinic for students new to glazing and ceramic art. 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. A more intensive workshop will be offered in the spring that covers more advanced glazing techniques. New students should attend this basic clinic before considering the spring workshop.

Please note, this clinic will be repeated thru the winter monthly as  Saturday morning clinics and will have up to 6  participants. All participants must be vaccinated and boosted. Masks are required in the studio with this instructor.