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Ceramic Glaze Testing



Learn to develop your own glaze pallete In this three-week course with instructor, Jim Linksvayer, you will learn to mix just the right chemicals in just the right quantities to achieve desirable colors and other properties in your ceramic glazes. 

This three-week intermediate course meets from 6 to 9pm, every Thursday, from April 3rd through April 17th, and will alternate between The MAC's studio and Jim's home studio.

  • 4/3/18 – meet at The MAC to make test tiles, and learn what glazes are and how they are made.
  • 4/10/18 – meet at instructor Jim's house to use his studio to mix glazes.
  • 4/17/18 – meet back at The MAC to look at all of your test tiles and figure out how to change things you might not like about them.

Instructor Bio, Jim Linksvayer: 

From childhood on, I have loved drawing and sketching; actually, anything to do with art.

College consisted of two years at Colorado State and my final two at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. I got hooked on clay in my first pottery class, and I never looked back. After college, I took several workshops on functional pottery while setting up my own business. Since then I have had studios in three different locations. Teaching since 1984 helps keep me up to date with other people and gives me feedback on my work.

I sell my work at art fairs, galleries, and my studio. My inspiration comes from nature and travel.

Cost: $80

The cost of this class includes three hours of studio time per week for three weeks with access to all the equipment and tools in our clay studio, plus in-depth instruction, as well as the cost of clay, glazes, and kiln firings.

You can pre-pay for this class by clicking 'purchase' below and then filling out the required information in the popup window. 

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Pay-At-The-Door Registration

If you would rather pay at the time of the class, just fill out the form below and click ‘submit’. You can then pay via cash, check, or credit/debit card any time before class begins.

Teachers working for a school in the Regional Office of Education, District #40 can register with the ROE and they will cover your class fees and award you Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for taking this class. After filling our The MAC's class registration and indicating that you are a teacher in ROE40, you will need to also register with ROE by following this link to their calendar of events.

Earlier Event: April 3
Drop-In Clay Studio
Later Event: April 14
Mr. Brian's Woodshop