May 14, 2016 and May 15, 2016 from 9AM-12PM
This two-day workshop is designed for ceramic artists who are interested in learning about the process of crystalline glazing. Artists will participate in the two most critical factors in the development of crystals; glaze application and firing process. We will work with Cone 6 base glazes and experiment with various colorants and oxides, Artists will walk away with an understanding of the chemical process, test tiles that show the results of their own glazing and a record of the cone six firing ramps. The hope is for all who attend to be confident in mixing their own glazes, eager to start exploring the potential of their own crystalline glaze practice.
Kat Harrison is mixed media artist who has a heavy concentration in ceramic art. She spent a year of her practice experimenting with the variety of crystalline glazes and its firing process. Through her research as an undergraduate at Alfred University, she has come become familiar with the many kinds of variables that can create a result of microscopic to very large crystals, from widely scattered to completely covering a vessel. For more about Kat Harrison go to her website, katharrison.com.
She will have an exhibition on April 1st if you are in Portland and want to check her print work out:
Alfred Print Media Alumni Exhibition, CHRONODRIFT.
Opening reception is April 1st, hosted by the Lumber Room gallery in downtown Portland, Oregon.