Glaze Basics

Date Option 1: 4 Thursdays, October 6-27, 2022
Date Option 2: 4 Thursdays, November 3 - December 1 (no class 11/24)
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Instructor: Drew Darley from Round Trip Clayworks
Prerequisite: 1 clay class at FVAC or permission from Ceramics Program Manager

Location: Studio 4A
Tuition: $175 Non-Members / $160 Members includes glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs of clay payable to the instructor or with registration: $25
Minimum Age: 16

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Class Description

This class will explore the world of mid-fire ceramic glazing. Students will learn different glazing applications and layering processes. We will go over the basics of mixing and formulating a glaze from a recipe and how to test glazes and different ceramic materials.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio


About the Instructor

Drew Darley is a full-time potter who focuses almost exclusively on wheel-thrown vessels putting a strong emphasis on a clean refined form. Drew enjoys glaze chemistry and the science behind mixing and formulating his own glazes. His current focus is on crystalline glazes. While in college, Drew studied ceramics and mathematics. He found connections between the two disciplines regarding glaze calculation and form, which allows him to constantly push the materials to the limit. Visit Drew's website.