What is the course about?
This practical course covers how to glaze your fired work.
What will we cover?
This half-day course will cover the difference between stoneware and earthenware glazes and firing temperatures. It will explain briefly the nature of a glaze and how to apply glazes. Following the workshop, glazed work will then be
fired, ready for collection later in the term. As part of the workshop you will be encouraged to keep notes, or update an existing sketchbook, on your glazing decisions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Explain the difference between stoneware and earthenware
- Demonstrate how to effectively and safely glaze your finished work, by dipping, pouring or brushing glazes
- Make decisions on which standard department glazes to use to enhance your ceramic work.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This half-day workshop are suitable both for beginners and for more advanced students. Please do not book this course if you have not attended a course at City Lit.
You should be able to follow simple verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs, for health and
safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught through a mixture of practical demonstrations, group discussion, 1:1 advice and support.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please ask your course tutor. Tools are available within the department for use but you may want to purchase your own.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10%
discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you
should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross
shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions
apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
At the end of the course you will be given information about further courses available for those who wish to continue.
Within City Lit you could progress onto the City Lit Ceramics course - VR710, the Ceramics Portfolio Course - VR711 or the Diploma Course in Ceramics - VR712, all of which are structured courses that can lead to higher education or independent studio practice.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details