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  • Glaze Mixing Workshop | August 24th and 25th, 2019
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    Sarah Olmsted

Glaze Mixing Workshop | August 24th and 25th, 2019

GLAZE MIXING WORKSHOP | August 24th and 25th

Are you interested in learning how to mix your own glazes or learning more about raw materials? Join us on August 24th and 25th for a hands-on workshop and demonstration of glaze mixing and formulating with Rovin’s own Brian Westrick. Attendees will learn how to diagnose common glaze faults, make glaze recipe adjustments, and create firing cycles to achieve better glaze results.

Participants will finish this workshop with an in-depth knowledge and greater understanding of the glazing and firing process. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover the best tips and guidelines to making your own unique, beautiful glazes!

EVENT DETAILS

Where: Rovin Ceramics at 253 Dino Drive, Suite A, Ann Arbor MI 48103
When: Saturday, August 24th from 10 AM to 3 PM, and Sunday, August 25th from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Workshop Fee: $165 Click Here to Reserve Your Spot!

The deadline for workshop reservations is August 23rd.

Attendees will be weighing out dry materials and mixing their own test batches of glazes. Test glaze recipes will be provided by Rovin.
Rovin will fire student test tiles overnight and the class will examine the results on Sunday.

 

Heres What You Need to Know

ROVIN WILL PROVIDE:

  • Glaze Recipes, Gloves, Aprons, Test Tiles, Brushes and Sieves, Plastic Containers, all other equipment necessary to mix, glaze and fire your tests.
  • Paper dust masks will be available for $2 each
  • Water and refreshments in the morning.

WHAT TO BRING:

Lunch : Lunch will not be provided during the workshop. There will be time set aside for a lunch break, so attendees can bring a packed lunch or go out to a restaurant nearby.

Dust Mask or Particulate Respirator: though Rovin will have paper dust masks available for purchase ($2 each) We recommend you bring a 100P particulate respirator. We recommend brands like 3M or Honeywell.

Notebook and Pen: Be sure to bring something to write on so you can take notes! 1st rule in ceramics is "always write it down!"

Optional: 1-2 examples of a glaze/clay fault or problem you have experienced OR a piece of interest made by another artist who uses techniques that you have questions about, either does not have to be your own work. There will be time during the workshop to ask Brian about the pieces you brought in.

Optional: Triple beam balance gram scale, or digital gram scale that measures to the 100th of a gram. We assure this is not required, we will have enough scales for everyone to share but if you would like to bring your own so you don't have to take turns, please feel free.

SAFETY NOTE | THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND


If you are attending the hands on workshop, be sure to wear loose clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Also, the workshop will be taking place in our warehouse which is not climate controlled. We will do our best to keep it as cool as possible weather permitting, but the warehouse can get pretty warm in the summer months. We will have cold water, fans, and ice but bring anything else you might need to keep cool.
Some materials can be irritants to the skin for some, Rovin will be providing gloves and aprons but if you have any health concerns we should be aware of please call or email us ahead of time and we can make extra accommodations as needed.

 

  • Post author
    Sarah Olmsted