AMACO Workshops with Diana Faris!

Hands-on glazing workshops for Clay Artists and Art Teachers focusing on expanding options for using glazes and underglazes. Participants may register for Low-fire or Mid/High-fire sessions or both!

Mid/High Fire AMACO Glazes

Braintree, MA  Wednesday August 15, 2018   5:00-8:00   $ 25.00 each

Portland, ME  Saturday August 18, 2018   9:00-1:00  $ 25.00  each

Blend and layer cone 5-6 brushing glazes to create your own color values and glaze effects. AMACO Celadon and Potters Choice oxidation glazes provide limitless possibilities to achieve your own surfaces without all the dry materials and chemicals.  Application and firing variables will be reviewed and reference materials provided.

This is a hands-on workshop with visual presentations to explore Volumetric Mixing and glaze interactions. An assortment of glazes will be available for mixing and layering your own colors on textured bisque tiles. Participants are askeed to bring their own small bisque pots or test tiles to glaze during class. Clay must be mid-range (cone 5-6 and already bisque-fired to cone 04)

Low fire AMACO Glazes & Underglazes

Portland, ME  Friday August 17, 2018   12:00-4:00   $ 25.00 each

A range of low-fire glazes and underglazes will be presented and their properties explored. Participants will experiment with liquid, semi-moist, pencil and chalk underglazes to draw and paint on bisque as well as paint with the mixable TP glazes.  6”x6” low-fire bisque tiles will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own low-fire clay test tiles or small pieces to decorate. Cone 04 bisque is recommended, especially for low-fire glaze work. Color brochures with fired examples images will be provided to each participant.

Diana began teaching pottery in 1992, completing her MFA in Ceramics at UF (Gainesville) in 1995. She is currently Director of Educational Outreach at AMACO, teaching workshops around the country. Her previous clay-work experience includes four years as Glaze Department Manager and two years as Fabrication Studio Director at Historic Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, creating heirloom quality hand-made tiles. She likes to create narrative tile murals, figurative sculptures and wheel-thrown, assembled pots.