THE ESSENCE OF CRYSTALLINE: Forms, Formulas, Firing
with Ginny Conrow
July 7-20, 2019
Swoon into the flowery blooms of a crystalline glaze and come to with all the detailed notes in hand on how to make the magic happen in your own studio. With a lifetime of experience in clay, crystalline glaze expert, Ginny Conrow, will lead this two-week immersion into all the minutiae of the crystalline process. Beginning with finding the most suitable forms to carry the glaze, participants will be guided in throwing, altering, trimming and hand-building to suit. Then the alchemy will be completely unveiled with a rigorous break-down of everything from glaze formulation, to choices of brushed or sprayed application, and firing in either oxidation or reduction. Finally, essential attention will be paid to the post-firing finishing of the works: removal of pedestals, etching, and striking. No detail will be omitted, though of course, some alchemy will still remain: the gorgeous spontaneity of crystal formations within the layers of the glaze itself… Get ready for big ahhhhhhs!
Open to all levels of experience.
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.
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