Tom Coleman Clay Con West Workshop January 15-16th, 2020 (50% deposit)
Tom Coleman 2-Day Slip Glaze and Fire Workshop
Pre-conference Clay Con West 2020 (click here to register for Clay Con West)
Location: Dixie State University in St. George, Utah
Workshop Dates: January 15-16th, 2020
Workshop Fee: $400.00 (a deposit of $200.00 holds your place in this workshop). The remaining balance of $200.00 will be collected the first day of the workshop.
Bring: Bisque ware (bisque fired to cone 010) for a total of 1.5 cu ft of kiln space. We'll be glazing and loading a 40 cu ft Geil Gas Kiln with cone 10 reduction glazes provided by Kline Glaze Service. For the best results we recommend bringing work made in high fire porcelain. No Plates or low-wide bowls. Please bring a variety of work including cups, tea bowls, tumblers, bottles and vases ranging in thrown size from 5" and 6" in height, 8" to 10" in height and 12" to 14" inches in height.
Also Bring: Any tools: brushes, pencils (to write on your bisque ware) sponges, aprons and towels you like to have with you when you're glazing. Have your name on all of the items you bring. Bring beverages, a lunch/snack for both days. We'll be glazing, loading kilns and demonstrating throughout most of the time we're in this workshop.
Glazes include: Copper Red/Purple, Tiki Turquoise, Bubble White over Slip and Tom will introduce new application techniques for Shino. We'll have a total of 6-8 amazing glazes and 2 glaze stations for your glazing convenience.
Optional: Purchase Blue Slip/Black Magic Slip from the website and apply onto some of your work before the workshop. Bisque fire these color slips onto some of your work to cone 010 before the workshop. Shino doesn't go over the color slips. You'll want to leave those wares you'd like to glaze with Shino bisque fired without slip.
A lot of Tom Coleman and Amy Kline's glazes work well over color slips. For our 2020 Workshops we recommend applying Black Magic Slip and orBlue Slip to some of the work you'll be bringing to the workshop. These slips are available in dry material to add water and screen. And, we also have them available in Aerosol as well. Directions for both are included in our glazes to purchase on this website.
Special Note: If you decide to work with the Slips in Aerosol you'll want to get a NOSHA approved P-100 mask. And, work with a spray booth.
8:00-9:00 am January 15th (Day 1): Bring a total of 2 cu ft of bisque ware fired to cone 010 into the designated glazing areas. We'll have carts set up with tape and markers to place your name on the shelves with your wares.
Starting at 9:00 am (Day1): Tom Coleman will start the morning with examples of all the glazes. You'll want to take notes and have a pencil with you to write notes on your work for which glazes you'll want to use when you start glazing. We'll glaze and load the kiln throughout the day. Bring beverages and lunch/snacks with you to this workshop. We'll finish the day with candling the kilns.
Starting at 9:00 am January 16th (Day 2): Tom will go into reduction with the kilns and demonstrate throwing, trimming and decorating with porcelain.
Clay Con begins Friday January 17th.
Our Kiln Opening is planned for Saturday morning January 18th.
Bring boxes and wrapping for your wares as we unload the kilns. Tentative potluck planned with our kiln opening.
Remember (Please Read): Glaze and Fire Workshops are about learning to apply glazes, and load and fire kilns. This is an educational experience. Bring work to practice these new techniques Tom is showing you. Don't bring work that's important and needs to go into a show or a sale. Workshops are for learning new information for you to practice and improve on in the days, months and years after a workshop.
Glaze Images Include: Tiki Turquoise Glaze over Black Magic Slip. Copper Red Glaze over Black Magic Slip. Bubble White Glaze over Blue Slip (purple cup:)