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Glazing 101 Workshop


Glazing 101 Workshop



Workshop Schedule

(2.5 hours)

Demystify working with glazes in this informative workshop.

This 2.5 hour workshop will educate participants in the basics of glaze application so that successful results can be achieved.

Using Northcote Pottery Supplies clays and glazes, our own Glaze Technician Dawn Vachon will guide participants on how to choose a suitable glaze for your clay body, show the correct application of brush on glazes, demonstrate how to mix a commercial powder glaze for dipping and pouring, discuss the importance of testing glazes and demonstrating result variations due to application method and thickness, clay body used, mixing multiple products and firing processes.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, for makers wanting to troubleshoot an ongoing glaze problem or for those wanting to take the plunge from brush on to dip glaze with some guidance.

Glazing 101 is also suitable for teachers that use our products in their schools who want to further their knowledge.

This workshop does not focus on decorative techniques, but focuses in the application of a glaze as part of the decoration or protection of a piece.

This course is a suitable introduction to the Surface Safari and Glaze and Kiln Technology courses offered at NPS.

Please note: If desired and if time allows, participants will have the opportunity to practice dipping, pouring and brushing with bisque ware with glaze provided by NPS. Glazed pieces will not fired, the glazing process will be for experience and discussion only.

Tutor Profile Dawn Vachon

Dawn Vachon is a Canadian born ceramic artist currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Since 2004 Dawn has been studying and creating ceramics. She completed a four year Fine Arts Degree at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver) in 2008, with a focus on ceramics. Dawn's work has been featured in The Age, The Design Files and numerous magazines. Her work is stocked in SMALLpieces and Craft in Melbourne. Most recently Dawn has been invited to exhibit in 'Back to the Table: Tableware by Emerging Ceramic Artists', at Sturt Gallery, NSW. 

Dawn currently teaches our four week Surface Safari courses at Northcote Pottery Supplies.