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William Schran workshop from July 8 to 12 at Touchstone

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July 8–12 at Touchstone Center for Crafts

Crystalline Glazes for Cone 6

Instructor: William Schran

Intermediate–Advanced | $500

Weeklong Workshop


Have you ever wondered how crystalline glazes are produced? This hands-on workshop will focus on the process of producing crystalline glazes at cone 6 with emphasis on wheel-thrown forms that are best suited to display this unique glaze. Students will learn how crystalline glazes are different from any other type of glaze, how to prepare pots for firing, how to apply the glaze, how to fire the glaze, and how to finish the pot post-firing. Students with intermediate wheel-throwing skills will be taught techniques to develop new skills, while those with advanced skills will be encouraged to refine their skills and develop their own style. Students should bring six to ten bisqued pots made from a smooth white clay body with a 3- to 4-inch foot diameter.Click on the workshop title to learn more, and click here to view the entire 2013 catalog. For 25% campus lodging discount type EarlyBird2013 when signing up. Discount will be applied on final invoice.




William Schran is the Assistant Dean of Fine Arts at Northern Virginia Community College, where he developed the ceramics program and has taught ceramics for 35 years. He earned his BA at Frostburg University and his MFA from George Washington University. Bill has written three articles about his crystalline glaze process for national ceramics magazines, contributed a chapter to the book 21st Century Kilns by Mel Jacobson, and has had several solo shows of his pottery. He has participated in several international exhibitions, and has been invited to exhibit and give a workshop presentation at Cristalls 2013, an exhibit and conference on crystalline glazes held in Spain.

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