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A Taste of Glaze Chemistry

Dates: October 17, 2022

Meets: M from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing

Student Fee: $70.00

There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

Chemistry…yes, there we said it! We hope you’re not running for the door and thinking what does art have to do with science… quite a bit actually. Let’s put away our fears and consider how do we begin to think about glazes on both an aesthetic and chemical level, while having a fun and insightful conversation. Join this one-day round table workshop and discussion, as you begin to overcome your fears and get a taste of the thinking that goes into the glaze bucket, before it comes out as glaze on your pot! This lecture and conversation are a great place to begin expanding your knowledge of glaze behavior based on materials in the glaze, while asking some burning questions about glazes and glaze results. Each participant should bring at least three questions about glaze they are looking to find answers to (examples are welcome).


If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.
Fee: $70.00

25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing

Tom O'Malley

Tom O'Malley began studying ceramics in high school and received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1985. He received his MFA, with honors, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. O'Malley has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning numerous awards. He received an LCC Grant in 1998 and his pottery was the recipient of the People's Choice Award at the 2002 Strictly Functional Pottery National.

His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Lark Books 500 Tiles, and is slated to appear in the forthcoming publication 21st Century Ceramics. He has taught at RISD, Rhode Island College, Becker College, Worcester State University and the Worcester Center for Crafts, and has presented a variety of workshops and lectures throughout New England. He has been a board member of The Studio Potter since 2005 and currently is the Studio Liaison and Program Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts.

View Tom's Latest Work and Profile: Tom O'Malley Ceramics


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