Top Left: A display of project test tiles
mid-range triaxial blends, line blends, and fusion tests, 48”x96”
Bottom: Final Project, a place setting using the developed and tested glazes
mid-range stoneware, glaze
Projects include 50/50 material fusion tests, line and triaxial colorant blends, and glaze development for final projects.
This course is a deeper exploration of the clay and glaze chemical lab. Specific information on glaze chemistry and eutectics are addressed with an emphaisis on experimentation and observation. The first project is collaborative where students work together to conduct fusion tests of each material in the glaze lab and then subsequently test 50/50 blends. The results are then studied and edited down to potential glaze bases for individual study by each student. Through my guidance and the referencing of key texts, these experiments are developed into glazes for a final projects.
Students may also choose to develop a clay body or any other type of ceramic material.