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- Studio Glazes are provided for you. If you are interested in having your own glazes please contact Gabrielle.
- All glazes made or purchased outside of the studio need to be approved prior to use.
- Underglazes may be used on greenware (recommend firm leather hard stage) or bisqueware.
- You may use the underglazes in the studio for a few items, but if you are using them frequently we request you purchase your own. Please run any purchases made outside of the studio by Gabrielle before bringing into the space.
- Glazing may be done in the Glazing Workshops.
- If you've done a few glazing workshops you may ask to check out! You are required to establish safe material handling and good decision making (and that you do not need assistance while glazing) you may ask Jackie or Gabrielle to check out during your Glazing Workshop.
- Once you are checked out you will receive further instructions on how to proceed.
- Glazing Workshops are scheduled on Monday’s or Tuesday’s. If there is none available in the schedule, it means they’re booked up.
- You may glaze as many pieces as you are capable of, however if you are learning it’s a good idea to only glaze 3-5 items so that you may get used to the process.
If you glaze all your work at once it’s like putting all your eggs into one basket. You may not like the colour or results and you won’t be able to change it once they’ve been fired. Take notes & pictures!
- Ensure your glaze is not applied too thickly, or too close to the bottom as it may run and stick to the kiln shelves.
- Glazes should be a minimum of .5cm from the bottom of your pot.
- If you would like to have the glaze closer to the bottom you are required to have your item ready to be fired on a clay cookie.
- If your work sticks to the kiln shelves you may be charged $20-100 for shelf grinding and/or replacement.
- Please place items to be fired on the shelf with other glazed items.
- Items on the top glaze shelf have been rejected from firing. We reject items in order to allow you the opportunity to fix them prior to firing, as it is harder or sometimes impossible to fix. This reject shelf will be cleared out on the 1st of every month.
- Please address item(s) and put them back on the appropriate shelf to be fired.
- We reject pieces due to the following reasons:
- The glaze is applied too thickly
- There is glaze on the bottom and needs to be wiped off
- The piece has been knocked or bumped and glaze has fallen off
- You missed a spot while glazing.