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Masterclass - Glaze Technology (C01003-161702)

Availability: Yes

Price: £313.00 Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (18:30 to 21:30)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This useful, practical and interesting course is designed to give you an introduction to the subject of glaze technology and glaze chemistry. By the end of the course you will be able to make simple glazes yourself and have an understanding of basic glaze materials and their uses.

The Tutor Emma Johnstone has been teaching ceramics at RACC since 1999, but specialises in teaching throwing. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK, as well as Europe, and the Middle East, and her work has been published in numerous Ceramics books. She is a professional member of the Craft Potters Association. Emma combines teaching with making her own work for interior designers, galleries throughout the UK and commissions for private clients.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol directly online or in person at reception

Entry Requirements:

No specialist glaze technology experience is required, however this course is not recommended for complete beginners.

Some understanding of chemistry and basic maths will be useful.

Course Content:

• This is a practical course in which you will be required to undertake a series of experiments, which will help you to understand the basics of glaze technology and thus help increase your overall knowledge of ceramics.

• Through experimentation, you will learn how to make basic glazes and recognise the differences between different base materials.

• By the end of the course you will have built up group of practical experiments that can be used to enhance your application of glazes.

• There will be a charge for clay to cover the cost of glazes and firings

• We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear in the pottery area as there is often a lot of dust created and the floors may become slippery when wet if there are spillages

Assessment Methods:

This is a leisure course so there is no formal assessment.
You will be taught in a number of ways including talks, group and individual work and practical experiments.
Informal assessment will be on a week by week basis, with the tutor giving individual feedback and recommendations.

Additional Information:

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area.

The tutor scheduled to teach this course is Emma Johnstone. However, please note that no refund will be given for any change in tutor. The normal cancellation policy remains the same, please see disclaimer details here

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

An apron, towel and personal tool collection and notebook


Regular attendance required

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

You may be interested in joining further advanced ceramics classes, which we offer in a variety of specialist ceramic areas. This will give you the opportunity to pursue any skills that you identify. You can progress to a higher level ceramics course such as Making and Decorating Techniques
Advanced, or a BTEC Foundation in art and Design or and HNC in Craft

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
Some reading will be required.

“What will happen if I miss a class?”
It’s very important that you attend all classes in order to get the most out of your course.

“Are there any other costs involved”

There will be a charge for clay to cover the cost of clay, glaze materials and firings please refer to your tutor. Some tools can be borrowed from the tutor. However, during the course, you should build up your own collection of tools with advice from your tutor.

“Is there any tutorial support?”
Yes – your tutor will support you throughout the course.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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