Glaze Chemistry  by Elena Gileva Ceramics - art in London
Glaze Chemistry  by Elena Gileva Ceramics - art in London

Glaze Chemistry

Learn the bases of glaze chemistry and basic dry materials and their functions!

Pottery And Mosaics Class

Three session course

Intermediate

Elephant and Castle / Burgess Park SE17

Glaze Chemistry
by Elena Gileva Ceramics
Three session course
£270 per person

Classes

Three session course

Daytime

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.

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Sun 15 Sep 2019, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
2 slots left
Elephant and Castle / Burgess Park, SE17 2DG
2 slots left

Sun 22 Sep, 12:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun 29 Sep, 12:00pm - 3:30pm

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Class location

Elephant and Castle / Burgess Park
CC44 ASC Studios
Taplow House, The Chaplin Centre, Thurlow Street
SE17 2DG
London

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Glaze Chemistry  by Elena Gileva Ceramics - art in London

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!

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Notes

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

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Glaze Chemistry
by Elena Gileva Ceramics
Three session course
£270 per person
Three session course
from £270 per person