Ceramic Materials Workshop
Ceramic Materials Workshop is a place where ceramicists at all levels can learn how clay and glazes function, online.
Explore Our Different Ceramics Courses
All of our courses feature an in-depth study of glazes and clay bodies with hands-on lab testing and live discussions with the instructor and other students.
Learn. Understand. Make.
Ceramic Materials Workshop is a place online to understand and explore how and why our Clay and Glazes work (and don’t work). Our materials speak for us in the home and gallery. It benefits us to learn about how to speak through our materials. Mastering the skills of clay and glaze performance helps every ceramicist, become their best self in the studio.
Ceramicists at all levels can now learn how Clay and Glazes function with us online.
Learn on your own schedule with our self-paced workshops.
Check Out the Latest From CMW
New Digital Glaze Book!
We are excited to officially announce our newest offerings to you! Test, Test, Test! 7500 Glaze Tests From Ceramic Materials Workshop is our new glaze book contains over 7,500 glaze tests for 15 base glazes and includes recipes and images for all of them!
For each of the 15 base glazes, we include 8 base glazes fired to Cone 10 and 7 base glazes fired to Cone 6 in both oxidation and reduction.
And all 15 base glazes were tested using multiple thicknesses and all sources of alkaline and earth metals and colorants that we have available to us.
It truly is an amazing amount of glaze knowledge!
New Course Option!
Self Guided Understanding Glazes
- Includes Understanding Glazes on demand lectures + hands on learning lab + access to new digital glaze book with over 7,500 glaze tests
Who We Are
Meet Your Instructors, Rose and Matt
Rose and Matt Katz will be your guides on your CMW journey. With over 40 years of combined glaze and clay experience, they have created an online learning experience for all levels of students.
What Our Students Are Saying
You don’t have to take our word for it…
“You both have totally changed my ceramics, I am having the best year ever! Best thing I have done in my career was to take your courses.”
Ellen M. – Advancing Glazes Student
“I am listening to your lecture in the car through traffic and it’s a different experience now that I understand what you are talking about and actually experienced it myself.”
Shay C. – Student
“I cannot say enough in regards to how amazing this is.”
Owen Dearing – mugrevolution.com
“One of the most important step I took in my ceramicist life is to follow 2 workshops from @ceramicmaterialsworkshop and learn about what really a glaze is.
I have been working on it since October 2022 and it has been so amazingly interesting, challenging, beautiful, rewarding and exciting.
I am of course only at the beginning of an endless research, but I feel confident about what we can offer in the studio, to the people who order from us and I can wake up one morning, have an idea of a glaze and make it…
It is the best thing I have invested in and I am thanking a million time @studioluma_ceramics
who introduced me to that course and who sadly and tragically passed away last year in the middle of her own glaze research. She is deeply missed.
Thank you also to Matt and Rose for the life changing opportunity with your wonderful workshops @ceramicmaterialsworkshop
It’s just the beginning 🥰”
Seline – CMW Student