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updated thu 4 mar 10


hal mc whinnie on sat 9 may 98

i will be giving a three day glaze workshop at the brookfield craft center
in brookfield conn on the first week end in june
friday night 4-10 will focuse on introduction and making of glazes
sat all day
will finish glazes and glaze and fire pots
sunday will critique efforts and exchange results
the workshop will use my new glaze handbook, each member gets a copy and
will also explore some computer programs[ while we wait for the kilns}

for more infomation contact craft center or send me an e-mail

MARILYN&BILL DALE on tue 9 mar 99

Does anyone know when the Ron Roy glaze workshop in Port Chester, N.Y.
will be? Contact people?
Thanking you all,

John Hesselberth on tue 22 mar 05

Hi Everyone,

I'm back from NCECA and almost caught up in my sleep. What a great=20
event. I won't add to the list of comments except to say I always enjoy=20=

it, but every one is a little different and you have set your own=20
course to get out of it what you want.

Per the request, a few weeks ago, to post info about workshops we are=20
giving, I am giving my next 1-day workshop on glazes on April 16 at the=20=

Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. If you are interested,=20=

their phone is (302) 227-8408 -- ask to speak to Jane Casazza. Below is=20=

the summary of the workshop. This one has just been posted so I think=20
there is still space. I have one after that on April 30 at the=20
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Tyler Craft Center in Richboro, PA;=20
however, I think that one is already full. You can check by calling=20
them at 215-579-5997.

Below is the summary of the workshop.

Great Results from Electric Kilns

While the focus of this workshop will be on glazing and firing=20
functional pottery at cone 6, the principles are broadly applicable.=20
John Hesselberth, coauthor of the book Mastering Cone 6 Glazes and=20
author of GlazeMaster software, will, through slides, discussion, and=20
demonstrations, show you how to make glazes that are both=20
durable-in-use and attractive.=A0He will discuss and demonstrate use of=20=

the Seger unity formula as a tool, but promises it will be nearly=20
painless to even the most chemistry-phobic potter. In addition topics=20
such as 1) good procedures for weighing and mixing glazes, 2) glaze=20
application techniques, 3) in-studio and professional testing of your=20
glazes to assure suitability for use, and 4) the critical importance of=20=

proper firing of your kiln to glaze development will all be covered=20
during the day.=A0As time permits we'll take a look at some of your=20
glazes and glaze problems.

We generally have a lot of fun, so if you'd like to spend a day=20
immersed in glazes--well not really--check out one of these two=20



John Hesselberth

John Hesselberth on wed 23 mar 05

When I posted this yesterday, I thought the workshop at the PA Guild
was full; however, I checked today and there are still a 4 or 5 places
left. Nick Mohler is the Program Manager for the workshops. Call him at
the number below if this one interests you.


On Mar 22, 2005, at 4:39 PM, John Hesselberth wrote:

> I have one after that on April 30 at the Pennsylvania Guild of
> Craftsmen Tyler Craft Center in Richboro, PA; however, I think that
> one is already full. You can check by calling them at 215-579-5997.
John Hesselberth

John Britt on mon 19 jun 06


Just wanted to announce that I am giving a workshop at Sierra Nevada
College in Lake Tahoe June 26 - 30 2006. It is entitled "Understanding
Basic Glaze Chemistry" and is described at:

The class has 12 participants so it is a go, but the more the better both
for our testing as well as the overall class knowledge pool and for Sierra
Nevada College.

We will be testing low, mid-range and high fire glazes and having lots of
fun too!

See you there,

John Britt

John Britt on sun 20 aug 06

Hello all,

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am giving a cone 10 glaze
workshop on the weekend of September 15 =96 17, 2006 at the Lee Art Center
in Washington D.C.

I have given quite a few of these workshops and to date only three people
have died. Don=92t worry though, they were not members of the =93Glaze Free-=

Trade Society=94 so merely witnessing open and free dialogue about glazes
and recipes was so shocking to them that they died in ecstatic shock
several days later. It was a tragedy but they all had smiles on there

For more information go to:

Hope to see you there,

John Britt

Barb Lord on fri 30 mar 07

If you would consider a Glaze Workshop in San Antonio, I'll be there the
week of October 14 and would love to attend a glaze workshop. If you plan
it they will come.... (ok, love Field of Dreams) I could arrange to come
early if the workshop happened to fall from October 13-14, but I have to
be at a wedding in Orlando on the 20th.

My fingers are crossed.
Barb Lord

John on thu 19 jun 08

Hey all Clayarters,

Have you ever wished that you had a better understanding of glazes and =
how to make them do what you want?!

Well, that is exactly what you will get if you take this Basic Ceramic =
Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry workshop. Rather than having tons of =
miscellaneous scraps of information floating around in your brain that =
only confuse you, you will have a chance to knit them together into a =
unified whole.=20

There are still couple of spots open and the more people we have the =
more information we can get from the tests. This is the opportunity you =
have been waiting for!


Basic Ceramic Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry=20

July 21 - 25, 2008 , $450.

Just 2 miles from Penland, North Carolina.

This course in basic ceramic chemistry is designed for potters who want =
to become acquainted with the materials used in ceramics, their origins =
and uses in low-fire, mid-range and high-fire glazes. We will cover =
oxides and their sources, the Seger Unity Molecular formula, and will =
mix and test glaze recipes on test tiles only. Some experience with =
ceramics is preferred.

If you are interested let me know.=20


John Britt Pottery=20
154 Sparks Road
Bakersville, NC 28705

John Britt

Ivor and Olive Lewis on tue 24 jun 08

Dear John Britt,
Sounds like a great idea and a pathway to the Holy Grail of Ceramics.
I went to such a workshop with Greg Daly, think it was in 1991. To put
this into perspective, it was a two week event and twenty eight
students enrolled. By the end of the first week we had produced some
twelve thousand samples, fired in both reduction and oxidation.
I still have my notes and Greg's handouts. Eventually Greg published
an expanded and augmented version of his practice in 1995 under the
title "Glazes and Glazing Techniques", ISBN 0 - 86417 - 502 - 7
Nothing in this about the Seger equations but there is a wealth of
empiric evidence to show how materials interact with each other, which
is the basis of Chemistry.
Best regards,
Ivor Lewis.
South Australia.

John Britt on wed 25 jun 08


I remember taking my first glaze class too. It was with Val Cusing and he
had 50 students. I don't think that we made that many tests but I do know
it was enough information for a lifetime!

We will be having a smaller class with about 8 students but it will cover
cone 05, cone 6 and cone 10. We will also fire in reduction and oxidation
and with both our cone 6 and cone 10 tiles. It should be very informativ=
and fun!

I have 6 students already and so I am sure we will fill it. If you know o=
anyone who is interested please send them my way.


John Britt

John Britt on mon 16 nov 09

To all who may be interested:

I am offering a special Glaze Talk weekend at my studio Decemeber 12 -=3D20=

13 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (It is near Penland, about an hour north=3D2=

of Asheville, NC)

Check the blog:

John Britt

John Britt on wed 3 mar 10

I will be giving a workshop at Kentucky Mudworks for their Artist Worksho=
Series on Friday April 16 and Saturday April 17th, 2010.

The Friday April 16th slide talk is FREE and open to the public. Starts a=
7:00 p.m.

The Saturday April 17th workshop, 10:00 a.m. =3DE2=3D80=3D93 5:00 p.m., is =
.00 (and
includes a lunch).

Kentucky Mudworks

825 National Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502


John Britt

John Britt