GLAZING #2 , CLAY MAKING & KILN MANAGEMENT
– Weekend workshop - Saturday May 23 & Sunday May 24, 2020 - 10 am to 4 pm each day
If you already know how to mix your own glazes and understand the properties of the key components in glazes, then you are ready to venture into creating your own unique glaze formulas. This workshop builds on the knowledge gained in Rowley’s introductory "Glazing #1" workshop. It will suit experienced glaze mixers and kiln firers and would be particularly useful for ceramic educators.
This workshop will also cover the creation of clay bodies from raw materials, adding another dimension to your ceramic work. Additionally, Rowley will share his extensive knowledge of kiln management, including techniques on kiln loading, generating reduction and oxidation atmospheres, and timing the ramp, soak and cooling cycles in your kiln for best glazing outcomes.
The workshop is a great resource for any ceramic artist interested in learning more about the mechanics of glazing, kiln firing and clay making. Ideally, but not essentially, participants will have completed the Glazing #1 workshop, before taking this workshop.
Cost - $295 per person, glaze ingredients included. Tea and coffee is provided. BYO lunch each day.
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Feedback from Rowley's recent "Glazing #2, Clay & Kiln" workshop at Quixotica Art Space -
I came home feeling so inspired from the workshop. It was very kind of Rowley to share so much knowledge, and he made me think outside the box with glazing techniques. We are extremely lucky that a Master Potter is so enthusiastic with his students, and willing to answer all questions. I have always admired his works.
It's such a beautiful inspiring property at Quixotica, it's any artists dream studio.
It was a pleasure to meet other potters that all share a common interest.
The catering was excellent, with tea and coffee anytime of the day, and a lovely verandah to enjoy your lunch off the Gallery, in the stunning gardens.
Paula, Sunshine Coast, Qld - Glazing #2, Clay Making & Kiln Management - October 2019
Rowley is entertaining as well as being a walking encyclopedia of ceramic knowledge, which he is only too happy to share, making the classes quite unique in this regard alone. His work itself is inspirational so it only follows that the workshops also inspire us to go away and explore. It's great meeting other potters and seeing the different styles, ideas and approaches to ceramics and overall, the company while at the workshops is very enjoyable. The workshops are highly educational, as demonstrated through the group participation with the gas firing, re-glazing and re-firing and the glazing tests. Thanks for a great weekend.
Jenny, Brisbane, Qld - Glazing #2, Clay Making & Kiln Management - October 2019
Have just been thinking how grateful and enriched we feel coming home with a whole store of new experiences and inspiration, plus enough information to unravel and work on for months to come! Thank-you for the energy you poured into the two days.It was a very comfortable and beautiful environment to be part of.
Jacqui, New Zealand - Glazing #2, Clay Making & Kiln Management - October 2019
I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that you provide for the participants. Opening the reduction kiln on the Sunday afternoon was absolutely amazing and just so inspirational. I think that every piece of information I was provided about the gas kiln, the demonstrations relating to the clay making and discussions about the various glazes were very educational. This workshop built on the information provided in the first workshop so beautifully. The facilities are great. It is a beautiful area to be learning in and the studio in itself is quite inspiring. There is nothing I would change really. It was a great workshop.
Liz, Sunshine Coast, Qld - Glazing #2, Clay Making & Kiln Management - October 2019
As with the first glazing workshop, I have once again thoroughly enjoyed the #2 glazing workshop. All aspects were interesting and as with learning anything new, it’s always a huge learning curve. Initially, I have to admit, I wasn’t particularly interested in learning to make & create your own clays, however, during the workshop I discovered the ability to alter a clay body to create a unique foundation really appealed, so much so that I went home and raided my mum’s mineral books to get a better understanding. I like the idea of making something unique and not necessarily using only the mainstream commercial clays. I really loved the discussion about atmosphere of the glazes and the firing schedule to get a better understanding of how the glaze melts and is affected by its various ingredients. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all workshops shared at Quixotica this year. I feel very honoured to have had the experience to learn from Rowley. Can’t wait to see what workshops eventuate next year and putting more making into action! Thank you so much for opening your studio as a learning space.
Heidi, Brisbane, Qld - Glazing #2, Clay Making & Kiln Management - October 2019
FOR ALL WORKSHOP BOOKINGS, PLEASE NOTE -
Refunds: If you need to cancel your booking, we require a minimum of two weeks (14 days) notice in writing before the booked workshop date if you wish to receive a full refund. This allows us some time to sell your space to someone else. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email us regarding any changes to your booking -
Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes or workshops, but occasionally things come up beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled, we will be in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.