This is a one week intensive course in glazing to introduce the various materials required to make your own glaze and the technical application of the glaze to the fired clay. Glaze is a fundamental process of ceramics and gives the clay surface a huge range of colour and depth. Due to the many stages of making ceramics, glazing is often left to the last minute and does not get the full attention that is needed to achieve the required finish.
You will learn the difference between glossy, satin and dry glazes, onglaze and underglaze and how to apply the glaze by dipping, pouring or spraying. The tutor will advise you on the uses of different glaze materials but you will be expected to experiment and make tests that you can take home once they have been fired. This course has been set-up for students who already have fired pieces that they would like to glaze, either on previous courses here at CSM or elsewhere. Students must be able to know what type of clay they have used and the firing range if they are to bring in their own pieces.
Students would benefit from bringing a body of work that requires a glaze.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Simeon Featherstone creates bespoke designs for public and private spaces. The majority of his commissions are ceramic installations that offer unique solutions to various clients and environments. He is the casting and ceramic technician at Central Saint Martins.
To learn more about Simeon, read his interview on the Short Courses blog here.
Please bring to the first session:
- Visual research