Matthew Blakely – Making Glazes from Rocks, Clays, and Ash

In this video I will be introducing my approach to ceramics and showing how to prepare and test found materials for use in glazes.

When you buy this workshop, you get:

  • Watch my Online Workshop
  • Bonus Q&A
    • Watch my bonus Q&A where I answer questions about my process face-to-face
  • Lifetime Access to the Replays
    • The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it.
    • You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time

After this workshop, you could be making amazing work like this:


Matthew Blakely

My work explores the links between ceramics and geology and place, making pieces entirely from rocks that I have collected from specific locations around the UK, and that illustrate the ceramic qualities inherent in these materials. I use a wide range of different rocks and clays, and firing types and temperatures that bring out the best in them. Rocks are crushed by hand, milled and blended to create the glazes, clays are often used as dug straight from the ground. Most of my work is fired in my wood kilns using waste wood that has grown where I live in Cambridgeshire. The firing itself transforms these rock glazes producing exceptional qualities that would be impossible to achieve in any other way.

Website: https://www.matthewblakely.co.uk

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Workshop Includes

  • 2 Lessons