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ian currie workshop info from sam

updated sat 28 feb 98


Rafael Molina-Rodriguez (Rafael Molina-Rodriguez) on fri 27 feb 98

Clayarters :

I am Pleased to announce that Brookhaven College will be Hosting Ian
Currie For a workshop on his Systematic Approach to Glazes.

The workshop will Begin Monday March 30th with Introductions and
Glaze Mixing. Tests will be fired Tuesday (a day off for Workshop
Participants) and we will meet again on Wednesday to discuss results.
Fees will be $30.00 (that's Cheap!) and space is limited.

Brookhaven College is about a 45 minute drive from downtown Fort
Worth, and 20 minutes from the DFW Airport.
If You are seriously interested, Please contact Sam Clarkson
Phone/message 972-860-4710

Ian Currie lives and works in Queensland, Australia, on a community at
Maryvale about an hour and a half's drive from Brisbane. He has been
studying and working with clay and glazes for over 30 years.

He has been invited to speak on the "History of Glazes" panel at the Fort
Worth NCECA conference in 1998.

The systematic method developed by Ian Currie for studying glazes has
proven a powerful tool for students of ceramics. The method is outlined
in his book "Stoneware Glazes: A Systematic Approach". His most
recent publication is a paper in which he shows how this approach can
be used for original research into glazes over a wide range of firing
temperatures without a knowledge of Seger Formula. (See in Ceramics
Technical No. 4: "A Systematic Recipe Approach to Studying Glazes.").

The workshop will involve taking participants through the Systematic
Recipe Method as outlined in the Ceramics Technical article. Being a
recipe method, it is accessible to all regardless of their understanding of
glaze chemistry. At the end of the first day students will have possibly
5 sets of glazes ( about 175 individual glazes) ready for firing, and will
understand the method. The glazes will be fired the next day and
participants will be able to see and assess the results and explore
possibilities with group discussions. On the third day there are a
number of other possible activities including lectures on glaze theory,
slide lectures on Japanese pottery including wood firing and pottery in