Pre-requisite: experience in basic handbuilding or Wheel throwing techniques is needed. Participants registering for this course should either be able to pull a 5" cylinder or build a 10" handbuiling form.
Glazing takes an ordinary piece and transforms it into a work of art. Hence, glaze application is an important skill a ceramic artist needs to master. Once the skill is gained, the possibilities are endless. This course is a first level to that journey.
Glaze Application requires a lot of practice and precision to achieve accurate results. However, before an artist can start glazing, they must have a grasp on basic glaze application techniques. This course will introduce you to those basic techniques that an artist would need to start their journey.
- What is a glaze and what they constitute of ? This knowledge is critical to understand the outcomes of glazing.
- Techniques include: Dipping, pouring, glaze layering and application of underglazes. Along with, detailed explanations of usage and advantages of each technique.
- Preparing and finishing of articles; Wax application, cleaning and Healing of articles before firing.
- Glaze defects are flaws in the surface quality of a ceramic glaze. This Course will cover causes for these defects and how to fix them.
- Kiln firing plays an important role in the outcome of glazing. You will be learning tricks and tips to get consistent outcomes.
In addition to a demo by the instructor, students will have a lot of practice per session. Also, students will be given a set of bisque articles to practice glaze application and take home. Students can also get one of their bisque articles which comes under the size dimension of 4"x 4" (Instructor will select according to the complexity of the article)
This is a 5 session course, 3 hours per session. We can accommodate only 8 students per Glaze Application course. Hence the registration will be on a first come first serve basis.
You will be working with Claystation cone 6 glazes and Duncan underglazes that are also used by professional ceramic artists. The class fee includes firing of the articles and the required supplies.
Session dates: February 18th, 19th, 25th,26th and March 4th.
Article pick-up date: March 28th -April 4th
NOTE: Last date for pick-up is April 4th. Post April 4th, the articles will not be saved any further in the studio.
Prerequisite: Students should have completed basics in wheel throwing or handbuilding. It is critical to have knowledge about ceramics which are introduced in these basic course before glazing is introduced. Kindly discuss with the training team if more clarity is needed about this before registration.
A level 2 Glaze Application course will be conducted later catering to more complex forms and application processes.
Chandana’s creativity is fueled by a variety of interests. She loves experimenting with different subj ects and materials with varying outcomes of failure and success.
These varied interests culminate in a small mixed media studio, Studio Cha that is her space for experimenting with varied materials from gouache, wall paints to paper maché, clay, etc.
She holds BVA & MVA from College of Fine Arts, Bengaluru; where she majored in Sculpture, and Art History.
Furthermore, she went on to do a Diploma in Counselling Skills to explore nature of human beings in the cultural and emotional aspects of life. She volunteers at different organizations across the city from time to time.
She is a part of a Bengaluru based Art collective, Geechugalu that explores her roots through art.
Her journey in Ceramics began with Claystation Sadhashivnagar, where she learnt pottery and has worked on the production side in the development of glazes.
She has been a freelance art instructor for more than a decade. Her process of creating works through guiding the student through an understanding of material and body. This helps build a relationship through which one can communicate a language of art, that is both personal and universal.
Instagram Handle : @chandanabv
- Registration and payment is required to secure a spot in class
Cancellation and refund Policy:1. No refunds will be provided if the registration is not cancelled 1 week before the start of the program2. A refund of 75% will be provided if cancellation does occur before 1 week of commencement of theprogram3. Claystation will not offer refund for the sessions missed4. Claystation reserves the right to cancel or change the schedule of classes. The participant will receive full refund in the event of cancellation. However, if the classes are rescheduled, there will be no refund
Studio Closure:If the studio is forced to close due to factors outside of our control such as severe weather conditions, or an infectious disease such as Covid-19, we will make effort to reschedule the paused sessions. However we will not offer any refunds
Transfers:Transfer to an alternative class date is not possible once you register. You will need to cancel the registration for the existing program (Cancellation and refund policy will apply) and re-register for the new program
Students without the prerequisite will not be allowed to attend the class and course amount will not be refunded. Hence, kindly discuss with training team before registering for the class if more clarity is needed about the Prerequisite.
February 18th -March 4th | 2:15 PM- 5:15 PM
Saturday and Sunday
Number of sessions: 5
Instructor: Chandana B V
Prerequisite: Beginner Wheel Throwing 01 or Handbuilding 01
Venue: Claystation Studio HSR Layout
Fee: 6100 Rs.