METHODS OF GLAZING POTTERY FOR THE INNOVATIVE POTTER
July 11, 2015
at Jayne Shatz Pottery
This workshop focuses on various techniques for glazing beautiful pottery, not the struggles of glaze chemistry. While important to understand chemistry, most potters just want to know HOW to glaze their ware with interesting techniques. Jayne will demonstrate various methods of dripping, pouring, brush painting, latex decorating and multiple glazing for unique effects. Jayne will demonstrate with cone 6 oxidation glazes, but the techniques are applicable to all glazes. She will also demonstrate how to weigh out glazes with a digital scale and talk about glaze components. If you have wanted to learn how to glaze your pots with a sophisticated look, this workshop is for you. Jayne will present you a copy of several of her cone 6 and cone 10 glazes.You may bring three pots to glaze, but will take them back to your own studio. Knowing how to fire Jayne's glazes in your own kiln is paramount to learning how to work with these glazes. Jayne will discuss firing schedules. Space is very limited, register early.
Creating platters, Footed plates, Molded pottery, Fine Bistro ware and Easy Construction of Personalized mold making.
This workshop focuses on slab molded pottery. Learn how to construct
personalized bisqued molds, slab footed platters, slump molded ware, hump molded ware, templates and free form pottery serving pieces. Learn creative methods of
easy mold making to produce this exciting pottery. Jayne will demonstrate the basic techniques of working with slabs for producing fine bistro ware during this one day workshop in her studio in Maryland.
Classes are limited in size, providing a personal atmosphere, with some hands on
practice. if unable to attend, private sessions are available.
Recently I created work for Union College, NY on a joint project with several professors. They excavated clay credited to be over 10,000 years old, and requested I create ceramic works that represented work produced in New York during that glacial period. I created four pieces of work. One piece was a sculpture representing the Venus Figurine from Dolni Vestonice, now the Czech Republic, which actually dated 27,000 years ago, produced in the first discovered kiln site known to humankind. I chose to start with this ceremonial piece as it represented artwork that could have been made in any prehistoric society. I then produced two small pinch pots, the first kind of bowls made by human hands, and then one coil pot, representing pottery that was made for storing foodstuffs and later on, cooking. Along with the artwork, I contributed historical documentation referring to these pieces of clay. The exhibit is on permanent display on the third floor of the Olin Building, Union College, Union Street, Schenectady, NY, 12308-3107. I hope you get to see the exhibit,