Pottery Tech Workshop
- Teacher: Scott McClellan
- Date: Tuesday, February 27
- Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Single session 3 hour workshop
Gain the essential skills for a Ceramics Lab Technician in this intensive 1-day, 3-hour training session. Designed as a practical and focused primer, this course equips you with the fundamental knowledge required for employment as a pottery tech or to manage your own ceramics studio.
- Clay Management: Learn to mix clay for various pottery projects. Understand the core ingredients and how to prepare it to meet specific requirements.
- Glaze Formulation: Learn the chemistry of glazes that yield consistent and desirable results. Explore the intricacies of glaze composition, adjusting for fired appearance.
- Studio Equipment and Material Management: Acquire the skills to efficiently manage and order studio essentials such as clay, glazes, tools, and equipment.
- Kiln Operation: Develop expertise in loading and firing. Discover the precise procedures to ensure successful and safe firing of ceramics, while adhering to best practices.
- Safe Storage and Disposal: Learn responsible handling, storage, and disposal of ceramic materials and glaze components. Get up to date on sustainable practices by understanding recycling methods that contribute to a greener environment.
- Technical Expertise: Gain proficiency in troubleshooting common issues and performing basic equipment maintenance on equipment.
- Employment Readiness: This primer equips you with the knowledge employers are seeking in skilled ceramics lab technicians. Stand out in job interviews with your practical understanding of core ceramics processes.
- Independent Practice: Empower yourself to establish your own ceramics lab. With the insights gained from this training, confidently manage your studio operations and produce high-quality ceramic works.
- Hands-On Practice: Engage in hands-on activities to solidify your understanding of clay mixing, glaze formulation, and kiln operation. Gain confidence through practical experience.
This 1-day, 3-hour Ceramics Lab Technician Training offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the skills required to get started in the production pottery field. Whether you’re entering the job market or aiming to establish your own ceramics studio, this primer provides the essential toolkit for success.
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Pottery, and/or Intro to Ceramics from any school.