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Materials Science: An Intro to Clay and Glazes


Thursdays, 6-8pm

Instructor:  Michele Drozd

What IS clay, anyway? 

Are you curious about the science behind clay bodies and glaze development?  Are you interested in learning how to make your own clay or glaze?  Have you ever wondered what would happen if you dug your own materials from the earth?  This course teaches the foundations and provides an overview of clay bodies, glaze calculation, raw materials and their functions, clay and glaze defects and solutions, and various firing processes.  This is a hands-on class that includes reading, research and experimentation.  Students will walk away with a deeper understanding of the materials they're using, the confidence to try new things, and the ability to troubleshoot basic problems in the studio.

$185 including materials and test firings | 6 sessions

Min. 2, Max. 6

REGISTER HERE (under Six-Week Sessions)

Michele Drozd studied ceramics at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  She apprenticed under internationally renowned artists in sculpture, mold-making, design, and tile-making.  Michele exhibited her mixed-media installations throughout the Northeast before shifting her focus to functional ceramics.  She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Craigardan.

Earlier Event: October 5
Adirondack Tiles
Later Event: October 15
Art Together