What you will do
3 hour workshop
This short course will unlock the mystery of how a glazed surface is created and take your ceramic work and understanding to the next level. You will learn how to effectively and safely glaze your fired ceramics using techniques such as dipping, pouring or brushing. You will find out the difference between earthenware and stoneware glazes, their firing temperatures and be introduced to the huge decorative and functional possibilities a glaze can provide.
You will be fully supported in glazing through group demonstrations, one-to-one guidance and handouts, in a fun and friendly environment, from tutors who are specialist ceramics graduates from the Royal College of Art.
This course is deal for both beginners and those with experience, who would like the chance to glaze bisque fired work they have made during one of our courses, at home or in the studio.
We do not provide work to glaze. If you have not attended our Beginner or Intermediate course please bring a selection of bisc fired work to glaze.
Classes are for a maximum of 10 people ensuring everyone is supported in a fun and friendly environment. The tutors are two RCA graduates who are experienced artists, teachers and technicians. After the course you can improve and learn new skills on our intermediate course.
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You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.
Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.
London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at RCA and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.
Please note: If you are bringing along some work that you did not make with us at LSW you need to check whether it is earthenware or stoneware clay. We have a range of coloured, transparent and white stoneware glazes as we mainly use stoneware clay in the workshop. We also have one white and one transparent earthenware glaze. You may also bring along your own glazes. The course costs includes all materials and one kiln firing. For health and safety reasons we ask you to wear closed footwear (no sandals or flip flops). Aprons will be provided but it can get messy. Please bring a notebook. Due to the firing process the work will be ready in 2 - 4 weeks. London Sculpture Workshop will email you when your masterpieces can be collected. The workshop is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 5:30pm.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.