Tom Coleman Slip Glaze Fire Workshop St. George, Utah June 22-24th, 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.
18 Cu. Ft Geil Gas Kiln. Spray Booths and a nice, large work space. Bring lots of pots to glaze and fire.
Pine View High School, 2850 E. 750 N
St. George, Utah 84790
Dates: June 22-24th, 2020
Lodging: There are also good hotels in the area.
Instruction Included in this Workshop: This workshop includes hands-on glaze application instruction. Tom Coleman and Amy Kline include both tradition techniques and new application techniques to further your skills. We'll glaze and load a gas cone 10 reduction firing. Tom will demonstrate throwing and altering tea bowls and progress from there to more sculptural throwing techniques. This workshop includes instruction in slip decoration and surface preparation for the best "skin" for a glaze.. There's lots of great information provided by Tom at this workshop.
Glazes for 2020: We're continuing to test "steaming shinos" for the best results in a brick kiln. We'll also be spraying color slips and introduce you to ways to get even more color from your current glazes. We'll be providing 6 glazes for participants to use during the workshop. Techniques include rolling, dipping, pouring and spraying glazes.
Bring up to 20 pre-created bisque fired pottery for glazing and firing during the workshop week. No wider than 8" and up to 8" in height. We highly recommend throwing your work in Coleman Porcelain and bisque firing it to cone 08. Remember the work you bring to a workshop is for testing and trying new techniques. 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.
Important Information about Bisque Firing: For this firing workshop you need to create work in Cone 10 Clay Bodies. If you're working in Porcelain: bisque fire to cone 08. For LB Blend, Red or Black Stoneware (like Black Mountain) we recommend bisque firing to cone 06. Important: The bisque-firing temperatures we recommend are important. This way we can apply black slip to some of the work you bring with you for added effects with the glazes we'll be featuring in the workshop.
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. A 60 day cancelation gives us time to fill your space in the workshop. This also gives other people time to make arrangements to attend.