Learn about the chemistry, ingredients and techniques of glazing pots on this introductory glazing class.
Pottery pieces are enhanced and transformed by the glaze colours applied to them. Glazing also ensures that pottery is made functional, food safe, and watertight.
The Glazing Workshop will be of interest to you if you have completed one of our throwing classes and would like to glaze your own pot, and/or if you have an interest in the chemistry, ingredients and techniques of glazing pots. In this workshop you will get to glaze pots yourself (we will supply the unglazed pots if you don’t have them from your throwing workshop).
Where and What Time: This workshop runs for a 2 hours in our light-filled Arran Street East studio in the heart of the Dublin Fruit and Vegetable Markets area.
You will develop skills to apply glazes to bisque fired pottery, including:
handling and mixing glazes
using specific tools for glazing
applying glazes on bisque fired pots
explore the potential of working with colours and glazes
taking care of your glazing work station
We really hope you will enjoy your time learning to glaze as much as we enjoy teaching it, and hope to see you soon in our School of Pottery!
FAQS (Please read before booking)
What should I wear/bring?
Your clothes and shoes will get wet and dirty from clay splashes so please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting messy. Please bring your own apron and a hand towel.
For workshops/courses that do not include us glazing your piece for you, you may take some of your pots to air-dry at home if you wish, so please bring small boxes (like Tupperware or cardboard) to bring your creations home with you. Please note these pieces will be decorative only, and not be suitable for holding water or food.
Is there an age limit for the Workshop/Course?
In general, (excluding our family-friendly workshops) our workshops/courses are for people aged 18 and above. A teenager who is very interested in the crafting process may attend if they are accompanied by an adult guardian. Please let us know in advance.
Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy?
Please check our cancellation policy.
Are there any Health and Safety issues?
Please note you will be working on a pottery wheel in a bent position which might put some strain on your neck or back or wrists. Please first consult your doctor if you have had back, neck, wrist or any other injuries.
Please keep your hair tied up and your nails short.
Where can I contact you with any questions?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, no refunds are given. Please make sure that you, or the person you are giving the workshop to as a gift, can attend the workshop.
If you cannot attend the workshop yourself we can reschedule your workshop if you inform us up to 3 weeks before the workshop's start date. If you request to reschedule less than 3 weeks before the workshop starting date we will not be in a position to change the date.
You can give the workshop to someone else if you cannot attend yourself. Please email us as soon as you can before the course with the name and contact details of the person attending email@example.com