Ceramics Technology Clays and Glazes with George Vavatsis

Date
10/02/2023 - 11/02/2023

A series of seven 6-hour workshops on the technology of ceramics with George Vavatsis

Part 1 — Chemical Elements

Chemical Elements: Composition, structure, and application in the field of ceramic glazes.

Understanding the function and role of elements by temperature. Interactions and creation of conditions for proper application.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

25 November 2022 — 18:00 – 21:00
26 November 2022 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

 

Part 2 — Earthenware - Low Temperatures

 

Earthenware – Low Temperatures: Elements for forming vitreous and non-vitreous surfaces in the thermal earthenware category. Engoves and glazing in interaction.

Experimentation methods (line blends, primary colors, and stains). Application of color sampling in terra cotta.. Elements for forming vitreous and non-vitreous surfaces in the thermal earthenware category. Engoves and glazing in interaction. Experimentation methods (line blends, primary colors, and stains). Application of color sampling in terra cotta.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

 

9 December 2022 — 18:00 – 21:00
10 December 2022 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

Part 3 — Mid Temperatures and Stoneware

 

Mid Temperatures and Stoneware: Feldspars, and pigment oxides. The primary role and categories of flints in ceramics.

Glazing form formation with the most essential elements. Description and understanding of the part of each component separately. Application to the combination color table of the primary oxide pigments for medium and high temperature.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

 

13 January 2023 — 18:00 – 21:00
14 January 2023 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

Part 4 — Stoneware and High Temperatures

 

Stoneware and High Temperatures: Specific features of the glazing surface.

Material categories and combinations that affect the structure of glazing. Application to line blends per element to fully understand their role.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

10 February 2023 — 18:00 – 21:00
11 February 2023 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

Part 5 — Stoneware and High Temperatures

 

Stoneware and High Temperatures: Special conditions of pigment oxides in glazing.

Discolorations and unique surfaces. The role of temperature and its control. Temperature rise scales depending on the desired effect. Application of experimental correlations to the composition of glazes to understand the control of the proportions of the components within them.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

 

10 March 2023 — 18:00 – 21:00
11 March 2023 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

Part 6 — SIC - Special Effect Glazes

 

SIC – Special Effect Glazes: General information on the origin and use of one of the most essential elements in the special effects of glazing.

Craters, lava glazes, and oxidation reds are the most basic to experiment with and understand the material in relation to all the individual conditions.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

 

7 April 2023 — 18:00 – 21:00
8 April 2023 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

Part 7 — Ash

 

Ash: The role of ash in high-temperature glazes. Methods of preparation, diagrams of chemical analyses, colorings.

Construction of a table of ash samples from different raw materials. Examining recipes with ash as a critical element. Conclusions in experimentation.

*All glazing materials are harmful to your health, so we recommend using gloves and masks during the preparation of glazing recipes.

 

12 May 2023 — 18:00 – 21:00
13 May 2023 — 11:00 – 14:00

180 € (all materials, tools, firings, and VAT tax are included)
Full payment is required to secure your booking.

 

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