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basic ceramic raw materials and glaze chemistry workshop

updated fri 20 feb 04


Brenda Moore on wed 18 feb 04

Basic Ceramic Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry Workshop
Instructor: John Britt

This workshop in basic ceramic chemistry is designed for potters who want to
become acquainted with materials used in ceramics, their origins,and their
uses in mid-range (cone 5-6) and high fire (cone 10) glazes. We will
briefly cover oxides and their sources, the Seger Unity Molecular formula,
and will mix and test glaze recipes on test tiles only. The first weekend
will be lecture and glaze mixing. The second Saturday will be devoted to
additional lecture material and discussing the results of the fired glaze
tests. This is an opportunity for beginners to become acquainted with glaze
chemistry and for others to increase their knowledge. Some experience with
ceramics is preferred. Call 336-723-7395 for more information or to
register. Registration may also be completed online at

Fee: $160
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. April 3 & 4
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., April 17

John Britt has taught at Penland School of Crafts and has written several
articles for Ceramics Monthly. He is currently writing a book about glazes
to be published shortly.

Sawtooth Center for Visual Art
Ceramics Studio
226 North Marshall Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Brenda Moore
Assistant Director
Phone: 723-7395
Sawtooth Center for Visual Art
226 North Marshall Street, Suite D
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Fax: 773-0132