Crystalline Glaze Firing

May 28 - May 30, 2021

Crystalline Glaze Firing


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $430
Material Fee: $55

Create unique and dramatic effects on your pottery with Crystalline Glazes during this intensive workshop.  We will start the workshop with a demonstration on how to make and fit pedestals and catch basins. We will then glaze the bisqueware that you bring and begin firing. While the pieces start their kiln journey, we will dive into the glaze chemistry, kiln programming, and all the post-firing work that crystalline wares require.  During the second day of the workshop there will be throwing demos of forms that are most conducive to crystal growth and time for hands on throwing while the class waits for the kiln to cool.  Pieces created for the workshop should be made with S182 [with grog] white stoneware or Bmix10. Porcelain clay bodies are fine but not highly recommended.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
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



Jon Puzzuoli

Jon Puzzuoli has been a full time ceramicist for 16 years.  His life is absorbed in clay, both creating and teaching.  Jon’s passion emanates from educating others in the art of pottery.  Jon is Head of the Ceramics Department at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, and a co-Chair of it’s almost 300 Guild Artists. Developing unique glazes and growing crystals on the surface of his wares are a particular focus.

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