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Please note the dates: two weekends: 19-20 and 26-27 May. Apologies to those who received the wrong dates via our newsletter!

Class Schedule

  • This class is an intensive 4-day course held over two weekends in May 2018.
  • 19-20 and 26-27 May

What You Will Learn

  • The nuts and bolts about glaze ingredients and their functions in a glaze
  • How to alter glazes to suit various needs such as firing temperatures
  • An understanding of creating colour in glazes and what the materials contribute to the mix

What You Get

  • your own sample tests to take home of glazes and colours you have tested
  • knowledge about how to proceed in the future
  • confidence for future testing


A 4-day course suitable for beginners and intermediates. No prior experience with glazes required. Held on 4 x weekend days 10am – 4pm.

Learn the science of glazing in simple, uncomplicated ways. Learn about glaze materials, how they contribute to the glaze recipe and how to alter the recipe to suit particular temperatures or atmospheres within the kiln. Learn how to test glazes and colours in line blends and square blends. Matt, satin or glossy, bright or subdued colours, the options are endless and through testing and blending you will learn how to approach this complexity in an ordered and strategic way. The content also addresses firing options and kiln styles, helping to de-mystify what happens in the kiln.

Please note: you will be testing glazes using Midfire (1220c) in Oxidation.

Price: Earlybird $560 (valid until 31 March)   Thereafter: $595

Greg Daly, an internationally known and respected Australian ceramic artist, specialises in rich glaze effects and is also the author of Glazes and Glazing Techniques (1995 Simon & Schuster), Lustre (AC Black) and Developing Glazes (AC Black 2013) . His work is represented in over 80 national and international art galleries and museums (including the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London), and he has won 36 national and international awards. He has held over 95 solo exhibitions and has exhibited in over 200 international and national group exhibitions. In 1999 he received an ARC grant to research the effect of firing cycles in the development of copper red glazes. Greg is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva), past president of Craft Australia and was head of the Ceramic Workshop, Canberra School of Art, ANU.
*Developing Glazes will be available for students to purchase at the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-off course. We will not necessarily repeat it so make sure you grab a spot in this one if you are keen!

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