Hi potters, we have had a request from some members to do some glaze days.
For those who are starting on their own glazing programme and not sure what to do, where to go,🤔 we might be able to help.
We would like responses from you if you would like to take part in making your own glazes. There would be two Saturdays: October the 6 and 20, 10am to 12pm. Sorry this is short notice but if you get cranked up there is plenty of time; you can have your materials here in three days.
Requirements from you would be:
You buy your own materials, the glaze recipe is supplied below, materials may be bought from: BotPots, Nelson Pottery Supplies, Wellington potters, etc. Google pottery supplies and many suppliers will pop up. With these ingredients you will make up 4 glazes, half a bucket of each, with enough material left over to make up a small supply of coloured over-glazes.
Ingredients to buy, for a clear or white or colored glaze firing to cone 6 to 8+.
Kaolin (china clay) 2 kg
Silica. 2 kg
Wollastonite 2 kg
Frit 4108 2 kg
Potash feldspar 2 kg
If these come in 2.5 kg packs that is ok as this might be a standard size; this is your base ingredients for a glaze.
You may add these ingredients to make up a blue, green, white, or variegated glaze. If you have some strange colorants bring them along and we will discuss them.
Zirconium 500 gm
Cobalt carbonate 50gm
Copper carbonate 50gm
Iron oxide 500gm
If you like you might like to buy any coloured stains like yellow, red, orange etc for your small over glazes.
Containers and other stuff needed:
Four 10 litre buckets with lids
Note book (glaze book).
Glass jars with lids at least 8
Felt tip pen
Apron & towel
If you have a glaze sieve bring that.
Enrolments: please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost for two Saturdays $20.00, you can bring it on the first day but please book in to secure your place.
Tuesday, October 9th, will be glazing with Renate, splash, pour and dip. Ken will be demonstrating how to spray glazes on your work. Time: 7pm. This will be interesting to those who are planning their own glaze programme.
Our September 11th soup and bowl exchange was very interesting. It was a fun night; the soups were excellent (recipes to come), the pizza oven got very hot, we tested it 500deg C, a bit too hot for bread, so we left it to cool???, Graham put his loaves at the front of the oven to raise with a tea towel on it, 10 minutes later the bread had that very dark brown look with no tea towel just the remaining fluff on the bread. We did bake a great pear cake which had a delightfully crispy base with a nice taste. A good pizza oven but like all potters that are pyromaniacs we are not patient 😄.
hub garage sale 6 october 10 to 12pm bring along your stuff if you would like to take part email
Viviana@phillipstown.org.nz to book a space.
Raku day with Leigh-Anne October 6th contact her if interested email@example.com
Allan has interesting news about white clay; details to come.
We have nearly completed the re-arrangement of our pottery room. When all the class work has been fired and the shelves are empty, we will increase the shelf space.
The books and magazines in the "library" are for reference only; they are not to be taken from the room. If you want some details, photograph the pages and print them out at home.
We had a little drama with our temperature controllers on the kilns; all is now in order and there should be no delays getting work fired. Those members not in a class, make sure you use the book to reserve a kiln (and follow the instructions, please).
Happy potting, Your Committee
Slip/Engobe Workshop with Renate, Saturday, 7 July, 10 am to 4 pm.
We will start by making our own slips. Basic white clay slurry and additives will be supplied. You will only need to purchase clay stains. Renate will have all basic colours available. Share some colours with a friend. If you have your own stains, please bring them along.
Next we will use our tiles. With paintbrushes and slip trailers, stamps or stencils we will experiment and test a wide variety of application techniques.
Renate will give assistance and demonstrations as required, painting, slip trailing, scraffito, latex/wax resist, printing or stencil resist.
With the experience from working on your tiles you will chose and develop your own designs that suit your pots, taste and skills and abilities
People who would like to learn about engobes but don't wish, at this stage, to make their own are very welcome to participate. There will be no extra expense.
Some paint brushes and slip trailer will be provided.
For more information please ring Renate: 388 64 80, 021-1336620, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CLUB DAYS & CLUB NIGHTS
Club Days are on Tuesdays, 10am to 3.30pm and 7 to 9pm.
Club Demonstration Nights are on the second Tuesday of every month.
We are hosting guest speakers and demonstrations who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise on a wide range of topics relating to pottery and ceramics.
A Gold coin or note donation please.
To get most our of our Demonstration Club Nights please get in contact and let me know which topics you would like to know more about. I will try and make it happen! Renate 021-1336620. email@example.com
Due to interest we will be reintroducing a number of weekend or one day workshops throughout the year. Please let me know what your interests are and i'll make that happen too.
Xmas and End of Year Party 2017 - with Secret Pottery Santa - Tuesday, December 12, 7pm.
Join us for a celebratory end of year celebration. Some finger food would be great; drinks will be supplied by the Club. Bring a gift wrapped 'swap a pot' (Secret Santa) to be part of the draw, and you will end up with your new favourite piece of pottery to take home.
Tuesday 13th, 7pm
Feldspar, Lead, Cobalt Oxide...What?
First get together of the yearwith Question Time on Glaze materials, chemicals, glaze ingredients etc with keen potter and retired soil scientist Andrew Carran. Bring your questions, samples, pen and paper.
Tuesday 13th, 7pm
Majolica Decoration with Eve Hope
Eve worked in a Majolica decorating pottery in Italy, how cool is that! Eve will talk to us on how they applied the Majolica glaze and decorated their ware.
Weekend/one day workshop
Making use and application of colour slips.
Tuesday 8th, 7pm
Club Special Meeting
Tuesday 12th, 7pmClub night with Mary Lou Foate
Mary Lou lovingly creates these unique, whimsical, adorable and very individual pieces of art: miniature sculptures, plaques, brooches, coasters… by using found tools from nature or the kitchen draw. A very inspiring, creative and must attend evening.
Saturday 7th, 10.00am: One day engobe workshop with Renate, $50.00
Tuesday10th, 7.00pm Club night: Wood firing glaze night
Shona has developed Shino and Celedon glazes suitable for wood firing. She is testing this this weekend (Sat 26th May) and will advise her results.
Saturday 28th at Halswell Pottery Club for a wood firing. We are able to share a wood firing with the Halswell potters group in Candys Road, Halswell. We would like members to share this experience of chopping wood for fuel and spend a couple of hours stoking the kiln on July 28th. This is a great opportunity to try something different
Pots can be made with LF18, Macs white, or clay that fires to 1300c. These will be bisqued in early July in our kilns. On Tuesday 10th July, club night, we will have a glazing night with your pots. The glazes available are a Shino & a Celedon. We will also have several washes. Types of work can be vases, jugs, cups, whimsical, sculptural type work but, no bowls or plates as this type of firing can leave rough marks inside the work. Outside roughness is ok. Check out websites on wood firings. If you're interested we will need about 10 people or more for this to happen.email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Tuesday 14th, 7pmStamp/sprig making, a hands on mini workshop with Nikki Wallace Bell
Tuesday 12th, 7pm
Tuesday 9th, 7.00pm
How to use our spray gun – An introduction.. with Ken
Dipping Glazes – Pot preparation, waxing, dipping techniques with and without tongs.. with Renate
Tuesday 13th, 7.00pm
December Tuesday 11th, 700pm Christmas party
End of year party around the Hub pizza oven.
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