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 a tutor who is a specialist ceramics graduate 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.
Classes are for a maximum of 12 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.
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.
Course Cost: £40
Course dates: Wednesday 14th October 2020
Course times: 10am – 1pm
Number of places available: 12
Tutors: Alex Simpson (RCA)
Alex obtained her Masters degree in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art. She works as a technician at the RCA and at a school. Her own practice uses fired and unfired clay to create sculptures and installations. View her work here.