University of Wisconsin-Platteville Office of Continuing Education Course Syllabus TITLE: Glazes and Slips for Green Ware Firing Number: Semester: Summer 2015 Credits/Contact Hours: 2 credits Undergraduate/30 Contact hours Days and dates: Times: Location: June 14-19, 2015 9:00 am-5:30 pm Bethel Horizons, Art Ventures, Dodgeville, WI Instructor: Office Address: City/State/Zip Office Phone: E-mail Address: Office Hours: N/A Joe Cole 3095 State rd 39 Mineral Point, WI 53565 563-212-4579 [email protected] Course description Join Joe Cole for a week of exploring decorating techniques using slips and raw glazes applied to leather hard pots. He will discuss locating, processing, and using local raw materials in slips and glazes. Joe will also provide glaze and slip recipes. This workshop includes a day trip to Windy Ridge Pottery where Joe will give an in-depth tour of his beautiful wood kiln and studio, and discuss kiln design and firing methods. Fee includes 2 bags of stoneware clay, meals, and lodging in the new Art Ventures Retreat Center. Course objectives 1 Have an understanding and practical application of techniques used in glazing pottery leather hard 2 Have an understanding of how to locate, process and use local raw materials in slips and glazes 3 Understand the basics of glaze formulation 4 Successfully slip and glaze green ware pottery 5 Have an understanding of wood kiln design Source of Expertise Apprenticeship with renowned potter Mark Hewitt. Worked for Starworks Ceramics testing local ceramics materials. Currently producing work for Windy Ridge Pottery glazing green pottery with glazes utilizing local materials. Required text: none Course requirements Must be intermediate to advanced student of ceramics, enough to be able to create pieces with which to practice raw glazing. Assignments All students will bring basic pottery tools to class. They will be provided with glaze, and 50# of clay. Pots will be glazed leather hard during class, but will not be fired. Students should bring boxes and material with which to pack up unfired pottery to be brought home. Attendance and class participation Attendance and class participation is required. If you are unable to attend class, please contact the instructor. Exam No final exam will be held Student progress This instructor assumes that all students will be successful in this course. The student will be responsible for informing the instructor of any of specific needs for learning about this topic matter. Please feel free to ask questions, express concerns and share comments. Grading criteria The instructor expects each student will be responsible for his or her own learning and will gain useful information from this class. A = excellent participation in the class B = average participation in the class C = barely adequate participation in the class D = disconnected but participation the class F = no participation in the class Course outline Sunday, June 14 • Introductions, class overview Monday, June 15 Discussion of raw glazing including application process, and formulation of glazes. Demonstrations Studio time Tuesday, June 16 Discussion of utilization of local materials Demonstrations Studio time Wednesday, June 17 Discussion of wood firing Demonstrations Studio time Thursday, June 18 Tour of Windy Ridge Pottery Studio time Friday, June 19 Studio time Clean up NOTE: Students with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills are encouraged and have the responsibility to contact the Office of Continuing Education toll free 888-2819472 regarding reasonable accommodation needs. Students requiring reasonable accommodation needs must be registered as a student with a disability. Please contact Amy Pennekamp at the Continuing Education office.