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Stone Leaf currently offers two workshops on teaching to further understand the equipment and products that you use in your studio every day. We are currently developing 2 additional classes – so check back soon. This page updates every time new classes or class dates are announced.
SEATS AVAILABLE: Electric Kiln Workshop, Sunday, September 15 from 9 to 1
FULL: Cone 5/6 Glaze 101, Saturday, August 10, 9 to 1
Electric Kiln Workshop
This kiln workshop focuses on first time kiln owners. It’s great if you’ve recently purchased a kiln, don’t fully feel comfortable with your kiln, and/or find yourself with many questions about your kiln after just a few firings.
During this 4 hour workshop, we will be discussing multiple “what if” scenarios and “how do I” questions for basic firing techniques. We’ll throw in some problem solving for the “oh no!!” moments that can happen and how to solve those issues as well as great online resources for kiln how-tos.
We strive to start our workshops on time – so please arrive promptly!
We suggest you bring a notebook & questions!
Our Electric Kiln Workshop instructors have a combined firing kiln experience of over 90 years, and will touch upon other topics such as the best ways to load a bisque or glaze load, basic maintenance information, and how to prevent glaze drips all over your expensive kiln shelves.
If you’ve bought a new kiln from Stone Leaf within the last 2 years, this workshop is free to you. (Kiln purchase verification is required. One class seat per one kiln sold.)
Stone Leaf Pottery owns and operates a ConeArt Kiln, a Duncan, and two Skutt kilns. While this class may specifically discuss those kiln brands, information is applicable to other kilns brands on the market.
KILN WORKSHOP COST: $45 or FREE with an electric kiln purchase at Stone Leaf within the last 2 years. Class registration of $45 is a non refundable fee. Your space in class is reserved when payment is made. Class also includes approximately 10+ pages of printed materials. If Stone Leaf cancels the class, we’ll refund your money. If you can’t attend, you can give your workshop seat to a friend.
Glaze 101 Workshop
Stone Leaf Pottery’s 4 hour Glaze 101 Workshop will be discussing and troubleshooting commercial glazes for Cone 5/6.
This class, Glaze 101 will include:
- What is glaze/underglaze
- How to apply glazes
- Suggestions for glaze firing schedules/techniques
- Choosing the best glaze for your piece
- Troubleshooting glaze flaws
Stone Leaf sells mid fire glazes from: Spectrum, Coyote, Amaco, Mayco, and Laguna. We will touch on each brand’s personalities, our favorite colors and combinations, online resources and more.
Please bring glaze fired items with glaze flaws if you’d like specific troubleshooting advice.
COST: Class registration of $45 is a non refundable fee. Your space in class is reserved when payment is made. Class also includes approximately 10+ pages of printed materials. If Stone Leaf cancels the class, we’ll refund your money. If you can’t attend, you can give your workshop seat to a friend.
All workshop attendees:
please bring a snack (no lunch break), please refrain from perfume or cologne the day of class, and teachers: bring your paperwork so we can sign off on your CEUs.