Art Glazes And Surfaces

14 Jan – 31 Mar | 6.30-9.30pm | Tutor Chris Barnes | £189 (10 weeks)

This course opens the door to the wide range of surface treatments available for ceramic work at The Brewery and suggests ways of integrating them into your pieces. The aim is to give you more control over the finish of your work.

Surfaces are considered in relation to form and function, with expressive use of texture and colour. You will be given more technical understanding and practical experience of how glazes and colouring oxides work so that you can use them more effectively.

The class is run with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A creative approach to design and making is encouraged.

A charge will be made for additional materials purchased during the course.

Important Information
Please note there are no classes on the following dates:
Spring term: 18th February and 25th February 2020

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught? 

Tutor-led demonstrations, discussion, example work and handouts will guide you through the process.
During the course you will learn to:

  • Use variation of texture to emphasise form
  • Use wax resist for decoration with glaze
  • Use pattern with texture and colour
  • Make clay stamps
  • Mono-print clay slabs with coloured slip
  • Select glaze to emphasise texture
  • Understand possible glaze combinations for special glaze effects
  • Design and make your own work with consideration of surface finishes

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring an apron and/or wear old clothes.

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?

Fired work is charged for by weight and is payable at box office on at the end of the course:
£4.40/Kg for biscuit fired pottery.
£6.50/Kg for glazed stoneware pottery.

About the tutor 

Chris Barnes has a degree in Sculpture and has worked as a professional potter since 1992. He has taught adult Pottery since 1994 and has experience of teaching Art in schools from Infant to Secondary School level.

Chris Barnes


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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