John Britt Workshop – Oil Spot Firing

John Britt Workshop – Oil Spot Firing

Date:Aug 18, 2017 Ages: Price: Type: Location:


Cone 10 Oil Spot Firing Workshop With John Britt

Friday August 18th – Sunday August 20th


$225 for CASD, SDPG, ACS Members

$250 for non‐members

Early Registration Discount by July 1st: Save $25

Registration deadline: August 1st


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CASD is pleased to present John Britt for a 3 day hands‐on Oil Spot Glaze workshop. John is a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina, and has worked and taught extensively, both nationally and internationally, at universities, colleges and craft centers, for over 32 years. John is the author of “The Complete Guide to High‐Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10” and his most recent book “The Complete Guide to Mid‐Range Glazes”. He has worked in Oil Spot Glazes for over 18 years.

Workshop Description

This is a 3 day glaze and gas firing workshop designed to show students how get oil spot glazes in an oxidation gas firing. We will be firing a gas kiln to cone 10‐12 in oxidation with a reduction soak at peak. Depending on the size of the workshop, you will be able to glaze and fire up to 5 small sized pots (approximate volume is 12” x 12” x 8” high). Suggested shapes are tea bowls, cups and bowls. Any cone 10 clay body will work but it is suggested that you bring both stoneware and porcelain bisqued pieces to test the glazes on your work. Glazes and glazing instructions will be provided as this is a multiple glazing technique which takes time for the glazes to dry. We will fire the kiln on Saturday which takes about 10 hours or so. During that time we will go over a brief history, firing cycles, cones, and iron glazes types, like temmoku, oil spot (high feldspar, slip glaze, multi‐layering, etc.) iron crystalline, etc. This will continue until Sunday when we unload the kiln around 2:00 p.m. or so. There will also be a question and answer discussion of various ceramic topics which will depend on the group interest. They may include glazes, clays, slips, cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as applying those principles to various firing cycles. *Please note that the workshop hours may vary depending on the glazing and firing schedule.


9:30 a.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. Friday

10:00 a.m. ‐ 7:00 p.m. Saturday w/ Potluck Dinner

9:30 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m. Sunday


Cuzick Pottery Studio

9204 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91977


To sign up for this workshop, please print and fill out the Registration Form. For more information please contact: Merle Lambeth at