Mastering course: ceramic surface decoration: glazing techniques ( 5 hours)
This mastering course is for artists wishing to improve their ceramic decoration techniques by developing high fired ceramic surfaces of multiples colours and finishes. Focused on the preparation and the application of glazes and oxides, it aims at the expression of personal creativity and the development of harmonious surfaces highlighting the forms, reliefs and textures of sculptural or utilitarian works.
Length: 1 day
Schedule: from 9h till 16h (lunch brake from 12h to 13h)
- method of preparing an oxide and a glaze based on an existing recipe.
- application of the enamel with a hand brush and on the girelle.
- application of enamel by spraying, and soaking.
- creation of contrasts, shadows and light with the sponge.
- Wax resit application.
- application of crazing glazes in anticipation of the creation of a china ink patina.
- finishing, handling and drying in preparation for glaze firing.
A complementary guided tour of the exhibition presented at Atelier Galerie d’art Solart demonstrating a collection of patinated ceramic sculptural works will also be offered during this training.
Prerequisite: Bring ready-to-glaze bisqued pieces created during previous throwing sessions or compatible pieces from your own production.
(Pieces from personal production must be created from a clay that supports high temperature firing and will be subject to a compliance inspection to ensure the success and safety of the firing process, additional material and firing fees may also be apply for larger works.)
Detailed registration fees:
Number of sessions of 2h30 required in total : 2 sessions
L’Atelier Galerie d’art Solart offers an individual personalized coaching service available under the form of 2h30 individual sessions.
The coaching hourly rates for the mentoring service is $ 45 / hr. We invite you to consult and reserve the periods offered that correspond to your availability listed in the individual coaching section.
You can either schedule an intensive formation composed of 2 sessions taking place on a the same day or schedule a formation compose of 2 sessions occurring over a long period and reserve it in several time to to respect your personal availibity budget and learning rythme.
Atelier Galerie d'art Solart offer access periods to its creative spaces and its specialized equipments to its students to allow them to perfect their techniques and explore new avenues.
Raw materials : glazes upon request to meet your specifics needs
Firing service recommended : 1 or more shelves bisque glaze firing upon request to meet your specifics needs.
L'Atelier Solart offers a firing service upon reservation. Rates include electricity costs, firing of your pieces, firing attending, loading and unloading of your pieces in the kiln and maintenance of respective equipments and kilns furniitures. To ensure the compatibility of clays and the firing temperatures, we require that students, who wish to reserve the firing service, purchase their clay and glazes at the Atelier Solart. Consult the modalities and fees applicable to our firing service.
The Regional Councils of Culture, Emploi Québec and the provincial and national arts councils offer programs to support training and development for artists and businesses. We invite you to contact them to verify your eligibility for financial assistance and to know their respective modalities regarding their contribution applicable to the payment of your registration for our professional training.