Purpose of the course: The course explores the production techniques of the main ceramic glazes and other coatings. Or how glazes, crystalline glazes and pigments are produced. Even if today these materials are purchased on the market without problems, technical knowledge of them can greatly help the professional to experiment with variants and apply modifications with surprising results.

What you will learn: With this course the student learns the basics of ceramic coatings, a topic that has remained in the safe-keeping of specialist technical knowledge for too long. This is a fundamental knowledge for ceramic technology which these days risks disappearing forever, causing negative repercussions for the whole ceramic artisan world.

Certification: Certificate of attendance and participation and the training booklet of the Centre for Ceramics Experimentation  of Montelupo

 

PROGRAMME

CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY

  • Coatings: what they are
  • The raw materials needed for production
  • Coatings: who produces them and where to buy them
  • Glazes and other coatings: essential elements on how they are produced
  • The necessary equipment for artisan level production

 

PRACTICE

  1. Practical lessons
  • Production of a frit
  • Production of a crystalline glaze
  • Production of a glaze
  • Production of a pigment / dye
  • Production of colours

ATTENDANCE

saturday

THE START - THE END OF THE COURSE

December 5 2020

LESSONS TIMETABLE

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

8 total course hours

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MATERIALS KIT

INCLUDED

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TOOLS KIT

INCLUDED

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