Dates: 7th November and 28th November
Times: 7th November 10am – 4.30pm and 28th November 10am – 12pm
Tutor: Tim Thornton
Introducing practice – A one day course to help you understand and master the use of different types of line blends in developing glazes.
This is a glaze technology session which will assist your understanding of the benefits of testing glazes and glaze materials via the increased addition of one material into another. Line blends are used to explore gradual increases of the intensity of a particular colour, but they are also used to search for the ideal melting point (eutectic point) between two materials in a particular temperature.
The course is a mixture of theory and practice. You will be invited later on in the month to come and assess the results of your tests.
Pen and notebook.
As we will be mixing up glazes, please wear suitable clothing that may get dirty. Bring your own respirator if you wish, otherwise disposable respirators will be provided.
If you intend to take test tiles away to fire in your own kiln, you can bring your own test tiles if you wish. Otherwise, test tiles will be provided.
Tim Thornton first started working in ceramics in 2008, and set up his own studio in 2012. In 2018 he transitioned to being a professional potter with particular interests in material science. In 2020 Tim developed a series of online ceramics courses covering product safety and studio health and safety for potters. In day two of our ‘Setting up a Pottery Studio’ course Tim will cover these important topics face to face.