MY FUNNY GLAZES | Maite Larena
14-15-16-17-18 June 2023
Course focusing on making your own ceramic glazes.
When we approach ceramic glazes, the first impression is of immensity … where do I start? What are the raw materials? Which glazes will fit my pieces?
The development of custom glazes is particularly attractive to most potters. In this course, following a simple methodology, working methods will be taught to plan the development of glazes and obtain a large quantity of them. In this way we will expand the development of colouring, textures, applications and aesthetic results applicable to the author’s ceramics. A laboratory for testing ceramic glazes for 1240-60 ° C is proposed, both for firing in an electric kiln and in a gas kiln. An extensive documentation will be provided, which will be examined in presentations and theoretical speeches interspersed with the work of the workshop, as well as computerized archiving systems for ceramic recipes.
Graduated in chemistry at the University of Valencia, Spain and self-taught ceramist. Larena’s career is divided between artistic and technical work. In addition to her personal and collective exhibitions with the series of special glazed containers; Maite has been invited to several international conferences as a highly experienced researcher in the field of ceramic glazes and stains. He has published 11 specialized articles on glaze coverings and developed 6 projects subsidized by the Spanish government on ceramic research. And for several years he is the head of the research, development and production of glazes and stains of PRODESCO S.L. and of AICE-ITC, Research Association of Spanish Ceramics Industries. In the field of teaching, for many years, she was professor of the Department of Materials and Ceramic Technology of the Scuola Superiore d’Arte de Manises, Spain.
The 35-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.
Included in the Workshop cost:
35 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 5 brunch lunch | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop
Teacher: Maite Larena
Translator and assistant: Included
Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
To confirm your inscription you have to make a bank transfer of a deposit or the total amount.