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.

Understanding Glazes

Learning why your glazes work and don’t work is the most important step in taking control of your studio.

Introduction to Clay Bodies

Knowing what is in your clay body is the first step to making your clay body work for you.

Advancing Glazes

Master your glaze chemistry to make your artist skill meet your artistic vision.

Crystal Ball

Explore crystalline glazes to learn how they work, how they don’t work, and how how they can be better.

Learning paths

Which Type of Class Should I take?

Ceramic Materials Workshop currently offers several options and types of courses to fit our students’ schedules and learning styles. Explore more about each and find your perfect option!

Courses FAQ

Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions

I live in Country X, can I participate?

We’ve taught people on every continent except Antarctica (Still no kilns down there, last we heard). The great thing about glaze chemistry is that it is universal. You may have different materials, than we do, but it makes no difference to how glazes work.

Are you going to talk about…

Let me stop you there. We are going to talk about EVERYTHING.

Temperatures? Yes? Clay Flaws? You bet your buttons. Atmosphere? You better believe it. Materials? No way around it. At the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of ALL aspects of clays.

Why should I take this class? I’ve got books.

Books are great, but books are a supplement and a reference in education. The reason why school is still lecture classes, is because audio/visual learning is still the most powerful educational tool.
When I first started studying glazes I got a book, and I read every word…and I understood about 1% of it. The experience of listening and looking helps us to truly UNDERSTAND a subject.

When are your clay classes held?

Our clay class runs twice a year in January and July.

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