Three session course
This class is for advanced students, with previous experience of ceramics and basic understanding of glazing. Some knowledge of glaze chemistry and dry materials is a plus!
You will be introduced to the bases of glaze chemistry and basic dry materials and their functions ( printed support materials provided.) You will test their melting points and access their functions within a recipe. In the first session we will complete a triaxial blend. In the second session you will examine the results and choose a few base recipes (around 3 recipes) and experiment with different additives and adjustments. As well as look further into the theory of a glaze recipe composition, various effects and discuss its relationship to firing types and cycles.
In the last session we will collect all test tiles and access the recipes tested, and do a last round of glazing with adjusted recipes.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Elena Gileva Ceramics
Elena is a practicing ceramic artist and has extensive experience working with clay. Starting last year she's taught courses at HND ceramics department and beginner courses at Morley College. As well as that, she has taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Camden Arts Centre. Elena has trained at the Royal College of Art /LDN, Shigaraki Sculpture Park /JPN and Parsons Paris school of Art & Design.
Lessons take place in her private artist studio and focus on your individual approach to the art of making (aided by the small class sizes). Elena's key areas of specialism are hand building as well as glazing and experimentation. Hand-building is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using the hands, fingers, and simple tools. Different sessions below will allow you to build up your skill base and confidence and create your own ceramic masterpieces!
All materials and firings included. small scale classes of 4/5 students. Provided: Test tiles from 2 types of clay. clay tablets. (if you would like to test on a different body please bring your own bisque test tiles.); Dry materials; Select stain colours (if you wish for a particular colour please bring it with you.); Measuring cups; Scales; Sieves; Print outs * the first session won't be running for the 3 consecutive Saturdays. dates: 17/08;31/08;14/09
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.