Linda Bloomfield Glaze Masterclass


We are very pleased to announce that Linda Bloomfield, Potter and author of several leading books on Glaze development, will be returning to run herĀ  two day weekend workshop at Nottingham Ceramic School. It is a wonderful insight into this important area , and a chance for you to learn how to make and modify glazes. Aimed at both the Professional and aspiring Potter – its something not to be missed!

You will gain an understanding of making and using glazes, focusing on how using different fluxes affects colouring oxides in a glaze. All practical aspects of making, testing and firing glazes will be covered.

Date: 26th -27th October 2024
This is a 2 day weekend masterclass workshop.
10am – 4pm each day.

A rare opportunity to acquire 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. You will also explore these through colour blending to create further results. Extended knowledge will be gained through sharing your results with each other.

  • 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

In the workshop, 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 stoneware temperatures. You will be creating colour blends using two glazes to see the potential of the glaze materials.

This is a two day workshop aimed at Aspiring potters and Professional makers
You will need to bring in your own prepared S/W bisque test tiles
There will be an hour for lunch and we have several local artisan food shops and a Tesco local within walking distance.

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