Amazed & Glazed

July 1 - 5


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Amazed & Glazed

WEEK TWO (5-day): July 1 – 5, 2019   Classes run from 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Amazed & Glazed

Learn the basics of glaze formulation and adjustment. Amaze yourself that you can make your OWN glaze and understand how to make found glaze recipes your own. We’ll go through the basics of glaze creation and testing, from kitchen chemistry to using glaze software to better understand what’s in those glaze recipes and what each material does.

All participants will receive a free copy of the instructor’s HyperGlaze software, along with lessons on how to use it. The focus of the class will be on cone 6 oxidation glazes, but the principals outlined work with all temperatures of glazes.

Workshop level: Intermediate (Beginning glaze makers are welcome but some ceramic experience is required)

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $746 (Includes $681 tuition and $65 for glaze ingredients and firing costs.)

Tuition also includes lunches and daily snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Richard Burkett

Richard is an Emeritus Professor of Art at San Diego State University, after teaching there for 30 years. His work focuses on soda firing, glazes, and vessel forms, both functional and sculptural. He received the M.F.A. degree in both ceramics and photography from Indiana University in 1986. From 1973 to 1983 he ran the Wild Rose Pottery in Bainbridge, Indiana.

Richard has traveled extensively in Ecuador over the last 25 years with Joe Molinaro of Eastern Kentucky University, researching and photographing Ecuadorian potters and documenting indigenous pottery cultures in the Amazon basin. He is the co-author of Mythical Figures & Mucawas: Ceramics from the Ecuadorian Amazon; Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook, and Masters: Porcelain: Major Works by Leading Ceramists. He created HyperGlaze, educational glaze calculation software for artists. Burkett has lectured in Korea, Ecuador, Sweden, Turkey, and Finland. In his spare time he plays bluegrass music. 




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Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

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BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.