Tom Coleman at Dixie State, Utah. Slip, Glaze and Fire Workshop July 22-25th 2020 (50% deposit)
Workshop Fee: $600.00. A deposit of $300.00 holds your place in this workshop. The remaining balance is due during the week of the workshop.
40 cu ft Geil Gas Kiln
Classroom for Demonstrations
And, an awesome clay community!
Dixie Sate University, Art Department off of 1000E Ave. St. George, Utah.
Lodging: Lots of good hotels in the area near Dixie State.
Instruction Included in this Workshop: This workshop includes hands-on spraying slips, glazes and firing in a large, brick Geil gas reduction kiln. Tom demonstrates throwing with porcelain. Slip decoration work, how a slip and glaze work together for the best results out of the kiln.
Glazes For Dixie 2020: We're currently working with applying color slips under glazes in cone 10 reduction. We bring a wide variety of glazes to all of our workshops so participants use this workshop to explore all the possibilities of developing a glaze. We encourage you to bring lots of bisque fired work (cone 08) made in a cone 10 clay body. We recommend Coleman Porcelain made with Custer (ask Aardvark to make it with Custer Feldspar-). Plan in advance. Remember, the things you're learning in our workshop are all test work for you to loosen up, experiment, take notes and refine the information later as you continue to develop your work.
Bring up to 20 pre-created bisque fired pottery This is an educational workshop meant to teach people how to use a hydrometer, apply slips and dip and spray glazes. We might get nice work from the kiln. But, it's best to not bring important work that you're hoping you can show or sell. Tom Coleman and Amy Kline teach traditional and new techniques to practice during the months to follow the workshop.
Special Note: Bring cups, tea bowls, small bottles, medium sized work, etc. No low-bowls or plates. They take up too many shelves in a workshop.
7/22: Introduction, Glaze Lecture, Dipping and Spraying Demonstration, Glazing work with Amy while Tom gives throwing demonstrations.
7/23: Continuing to glaze with Amy in the glaze lab. Kiln is starting to be loaded and candling by the end of the day. Tom gives demonstrations in throwing porcelain.
7/24: Throwing, Trimming and Slip decorating while the kiln cools.
7/25: Kiln Opening, Critique.
Our Workshops fill quickly. If you need to cancel you're registration you can do so with a full refund up to 60 days prior to the workshop start date. Any cancelation occurring less than 60 days prior to the start date can not be refunded. Plans and arrangements for the workshop have started and the funds are being utilized for the workshop prior to the start date.