Achieving Atmospheric Effects in Your Glazed Work

July 30 - August 2, 2021

Achieving Atmospheric Effects in Your Glazed Work


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $520
Material Fee: $50

Explore glazing earthenware ceramics in the electric kiln. There will be demonstrations on achieving atmospheric results, while using additive and subtractive techniques with slips/engobes, terra sigillata and low-fire glazes. Discover the possibilities of form and surface enhanced by wax and tape resist techniques. Techniques learned can be applied to mid and high temperature firing practice. While the kiln is firing, there will be discussions and demonstrations and opportunities for you to develop your own work. Bring your own unglazed bisqueware to fire too!

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a potter in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, as well as Assistant Professor at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. In 2010, he founded the Bailey Street Arts Corridor in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia. He received his B.F.A and M.F.A from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. Connelly has taught and presented lectures and workshops at various venues nationally and internationally, including classes at Alfred University, Haystack School for Crafts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Archie Bray Foundation and Penland School of Crafts. His utilitarian pottery is in the permanent collections of the China Yaoware Museum, the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Asheville Art Museum, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Huntington Museum or Ceramic Art and Long Beach Museum of Art.

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