Glazes Masterclass with Linda Bloomfield

Venue, Timing, Cost

Venue: 
Where Inspiration Blooms, nr Chesham
Date(s): 
Saturday, 2 July, 2022 to Sunday, 3 July, 2022
Timing: 
10am to 4pm
Cost: 
£265
Linda Bloomfield Glazes

10am to 4pm Saturday, 2nd July & Sunday 3rd July 2022

£265 per person

We are so excited that Linda Bloomfield will be joining us at The Barn this July for a weekend of glazes.

In this two-day masterclass workshop Linda will be taking us through everything we need to understand about the making and using of glazes focusing on how using different fluxes affects the colouring oxides in a glaze.

She will also cover all the practical aspects of making, testing and firing glazes.

This is a rare opportunity to gain 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.

The masterclass will help you to:

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

Class Format and Activities
You will be listening and note taking about the chemistry of materials. You will need to bring 24 x self-standing biscuit-fired stoneware test tiles approximately 3 x 4cms in size (see images) to trial batch glazes and firing these to stoneware temperatures. You will be creating colour blends to see the potential of the glaze materials.

A light lunch and tea/coffees will be provided on the day.

For more information please contact Caroline (as Jules is very lacking in ceramics knowledge!!) on email: julesandcaroline@whereinspirationblooms.co.uk

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