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Hi all, I'm fairly new to ceramics but am doing my best to learn quickly. I don't have any advanced ceramics degrees near me so I am trying hard to find resources online. Currently I'm trying to learn more about clay and glaze composition. I'd love to learn about the different parts and become technically proficient in the geology or chemistry of the matter. I'm hoping someone on the forum might be able to recommend some good resources. Most things and books I've come across really only cover this topic basically. Any recommendations for resources would be greatly appreciated. Forums provide great information as well, however a lot of the information is scattered. THANKS!

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catch up with Matt Fiske's blog on Facebook. He prospects minerals and is making stunning pots with them. 

Basics would be some good books. Rhodes Clay and Glazes was a good intro in college.

Go to your local library and look through them. You don't say where you're located. Welcome to the forum. 

Marcia

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Spotted this on the Musing About Mud blog the other day, and it's pretty timely.

http://www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/glaze-calculation.html

 

There's also the articles and materials sections on www.digitalfire.com, which is a website that is run by a guy who formulates clay for Plainsman here in western Canada. And there's been some most excellent discussions lately regarding new ways of regarding clay composition here in the archives of this forum.

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catch up with matt Fisk's blag on Facebook. He prospects minerals and is making stunning pots with them. 

Basics would be some good books. Rhodes Clay and Glazes was a good intro in college.

Go to your local library and look through them. You don't say where you're located. Welcome to the forum. 

Marcia

Marcia - I'll check it out. I'm in central Florida just south of Orlando. I'm currently seeking out a mentor in Florida if anyone here knows someone that may be interested.

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You're all linking to the same guy... and I'm that guy! 

 

Seriously though, if you have any questions feel free to ask. (I'll try to remember to check back) 

 

For those that don't know me. I been teaching glaze calc at Alfred for 15 years, and I've been teaching an academic version of my class, online for three years. 

Starting July 1st, we will be offering our first version of the class for the general public. 

 

You can find out more information, and sign up here

 

http://www.ceramicmaterialsworkshop.com/glaze-calculation.html

 

Best, 

Matt

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Matt what level of knowledge is recommended to students who are thinking about enrolling? How detailed do you get into? I am very interested in this in the fall semester maybe.

 

Thanks for your time.

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Hi Jospeh, 

 

Have you ever glazed work before? Great, the class is for you. I've taught students with one class and masters with 50 years of experience. All love the class. 

 

As to details. I am comprehensive and detailed. I've spent 20 years working in ceramic science, but I have a BFA and MFA. So I understand the needs of the artist and the knowledge of the scientists. i don't leave anything off the table. This is the same class I've been teaching at Alfred for 15 years, all facts, no rumors or myths. You'll love it. 

Matt what level of knowledge is recommended to students who are thinking about enrolling? How detailed do you get into? I am very interested in this in the fall semester maybe.

 

Thanks for your time.

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Hi Jospeh, 

 

Have you ever glazed work before? Great, the class is for you. I've taught students with one class and masters with 50 years of experience. All love the class. 

 

As to details. I am comprehensive and detailed. I've spent 20 years working in ceramic science, but I have a BFA and MFA. So I understand the needs of the artist and the knowledge of the scientists. i don't leave anything off the table. This is the same class I've been teaching at Alfred for 15 years, all facts, no rumors or myths. You'll love it. 

Matt what level of knowledge is recommended to students who are thinking about enrolling? How detailed do you get into? I am very interested in this in the fall semester maybe.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

 

Sounds fantastic. When I get get a slower schedule I will sign up. 

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