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Matthew Katz

I am a ceramics materials nerd and I hope to share my knowledge and experience with you. I have a BFA and MFA in ceramic art, I also have spent 20 years working in ceramic science. I have taught ceramic science for artists at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University for 15 years. My understanding of how artists work and think and the knowledge of ceramic scientists enables me to teach artists to make the most of their materials.

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About this course

A comprehensive, 54 part study into Mid-Temperature glazes. Also known as Cone 6 or Cone 5-6, these glazes are one of the most popular firing temperatures in ceramics. They can be beautiful, enticing, engaging and incredibly frustrating. In this workshop we will explore in depth, what we know to make the most out of Mid-Temperature glazes. We will take the mystery of materials, formulas and firings and translate them for real working artists. Some of the topic we will explore: What is a glaze? What is Cone 6? Chemistry basics Glaze chemistry Materials Understanding glaze formulas Understanding cone 6 formulas How temperature works Glaze mapping (prediction) Matte glazes and fake matte Glaze durability Converting Cone 10 glazes Effects Identifying Cone 6 glazes Altering glazes Problems with Cone 6 And even more! Join us and we will change your work, forever.