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20 A – José M. Mariscal – Form and Surface: The Magic of Crystalline Glazes

20 A – José M. Mariscal – Form and Surface: The Magic of Crystalline Glazes

May 16th  – 22nd 2021

Throwing and glaze formulation. Non beginners

Introduction

This workshop touches the argument of throwing with very specific techniques and the making and application of crystalline glazes. Participants will learn how to make suitable forms for crystalline glazes and what to consider in formulating the glazes.

Techniques taught

The first part of the workshop is dedicated to throwing double walled vessels, forms with long necks and throwing in two parts. The study of texture techniques to obtain a different finishing on pieces will  be adressed as well. The last 4 days consist in a practical part with the formulation and application of some basic glazes, to continue with a technical part to understand the process.  Glaze formulation, frits best suited for cristals, the theory of crystallization, temperatures, application and firing methods, reduction and post-reduction, treatments with acids and the formulation for red backgrounds will be discussed in depth.  With tips and tricks out of his vast experience, José Mariscal will help participants to avoid typical errors, permitting to continue to explore the process successfully in the future.  The workshop is suitable for students with at least some throwing experience.

The artist

José Mariscal is the son of a potter and learned to turn the potter’s wheel as a boy in his father’s workshop. In 1992 he started as a potter at Ceramicas Martinez in Vulpellac. He went from studio to studio and improved his throwing technique to perfection. In 2003 he opened his own workshop and began to experiment with different glazing techniques, to work with engobes, as well as with raku, naked raku and terra sigillata. In 2010, José Mariscal bought an electric kiln and started developing his crystal glazes. www.ceramicasjosemariscal.blogspot.com

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Artist:

José M. Mariscal

Date:

May 16th  – 22nd 2021

Level:

Throwing and glaze formulation. Non beginners

Info and Cost

The total cost is of 1300 euros and includes the following:
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request at additional fee of 220 euros
Freshly prepared three course lunch with wine on all working days
Welcome breakfast, Welcome and Final dinner
Coffee break in the mornings and in the evenings

Programme

May 17th and 18th

Throwing. Demos and practical work with guidance from the teacher. Textural techniques basedon tension, slips and organic material

May 19th

  • Formulation of glazes;
  • Application of glaze;
  • How to apply alumina to place the pedestals;
  • Firing schedules and first electric firing.

May 20th

  • Theory of crystallizations. Powerpoint presentation;
  • How are glazes formed? At what temperatures?
  • Explanation of electric or gas firing (oxidation), reduction firing in gas kiln and post reduction;
  • Explanation of different frits, how they work, which are the best for crystalline glazes;
  • Tips and tricks to keep in mind to get the best results;
  • Typical errors;
  • Mixing and application of more glazes for the second firing.

May 21st

  • Unpacking of the kiln / separation of the pieces from the pedestal;
  • Study of the results og the first firing;
  • Second firing in the electric kiln.
  • Treatments with acids to modify the result of the pieces for the second kiln;
  • Post reduction firing in the raku kiln.

May 22nd

  • Kiln opening and study of the results
  • Last questions.

Payment and Refund Policy

A deposit is required upon registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the on-line payment of the deposit. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed upon accreditation of the deposit in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.
A deposit is required at registration. After submitting the registration form, you may proceed with the payment on-line. If you choose to pay by bank transfer, the registration will be confirmed once the deposit has been accredited in our banking account. The balance must be paid at the beginning of the course.
Cancellations
You may withdraw within 14 days of registration without incurring in any penalties and will have the deposit fully refunded.  No refund of deposits past 14 days of registration, pursuant to articles 53 and following of the EU consumer protection legislation.
If La Meridiana cannot hold the course due to unforeseen events beyond our control, La Meridiana reserves the right to offer a voucher for a different course of your choice. The voucher is valid for two years. The deposit will be transferred to the new course.

Safety

La Meridiana is equipped to comply with the current safety standards, including social distancing between people in and outside the studio. The building is sanitized and the daily maintenance of hygiene measures is guaranteed. Please note that participants will be required to follow the security protocol and to comply with some simple precautions.

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