Understanding Glazes with John Britt
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 23 minutes
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In this Ceramic Arts Daily Presents two-disc DVD, John Britt lets you tap into his encyclopedic knowledge of ceramic glazes to build your own understanding of this complex topic. Starting with glaze testing—because testing is key to understanding raw materials and ceramic processes—John explains various testing methods that will help you get great results quickly. On disc two, John geeks out on materials, diving into the three basic components of a glaze—fluxes, glass formers, and refractories—and how various ceramic materials fit into those categories and work together to produce myriad outcomes. With this video, you’ll be able to deepen your understanding of glaze chemistry and improve your glazes at your own pace.
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About the Artist
John Britt has been a potter and educator for more than 26 years. He has worked and taught at universities, colleges, and craft centers across the United States. John is the author of The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10, which was published by Lark Books in 2004. He has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, and more. Currently, John teaches glaze chemistry, throwing, glazing, and firing workshops at his Bakersville, North Carolina, studio. To learn more about John, please visit his website: www.johnbrittpottery.com.