How to glaze for perfect results
Live Online Workshop with Steven Showalter
Hi, my name's Steven Showalter.
And in this workshop, we are going to talk about glazing.
Specifically spraying glazes.
I know for a lot of people that work with clay, perhaps the most frustrating part is that finishing step - applying the glaze.
It's fun to fill up a ware-cart full of pots, but anxiety-inducing to finish them.
So I'm going to guide you through how I create some of this work here.
- I'll give you a step-by-step guide to spraying glaze.
- I'll talk about glazes in general, and give you some resources too, so you can start to make your own glazes.
- We'll talk about equipment - what you need, and what you don't need.
- And then we will also talk about firing - both bisque firing and glaze firing, and some of the things you need to know to have successful glaze firings.
This is a workshop for both beginners and more advanced potters and professionals. Hopefully, I will give you enough information so that you can learn and translate it into your own work.
You don't necessarily have to spray your work, although that's what I am going to be talking about. Some of the stuff can easily be translated to dipping and brushing. So hopefully there's a lot of bits of information that you can pull and put into your own practice.
✔ My Video Workshop (1 hour 18 minutes)
You have lifetime access to my pre-recorded workshop, and can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline.
✔ My Recorded Q&A (1 hour 10 minutes)
Here you can watch my online Q&A replay where I answered lots more questions from students who have taken my workshop. 🙂
✔ Equipment List as a PDF download.
Here I have listed all the things you need to get started right away, and the links to buy them online, in one easy printable PDF document.
About Steven Showalter
Steven Showalter is a Potter and High School Art Teacher located in Eagan, Minnesota.
He creates functional pottery that pairs modern design with traditional form and exhibits a strong dedication to quality craftsmanship.
My work is inspired by my wood-firing experiences. I’m captivated by the rich and unpredictable surfaces of wood-firing and achieve similar qualities in my electric kiln by relying on glaze choices and application methods. I apply my glazes by spraying on thin layers of glaze that create a rich color palette of runny glazes that mimic my natural surroundings. I also use texture as a way to create unique patterns within my work.
All of my work is food, microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe.