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Lou Ann's Beyond the Basics Glazing Workshop - 5/13, 5/20, 6/3

Lou Ann's Beyond the Basics Glazing Workshop - 5/13, 5/20, 6/3

Regular price $125.00 USD
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- Saturday May 13th, 12pm - 4pm (Workshop Day)

- Saturday May 20th, 12pm - 4pm (Workshop Day)

- Saturday June 3rd, 9am - 11am (Follow-Up Critique/Show and Tell) 

Price: $125 (clay, glaze, firing, some tools, and instruction included). Tools available for purchase at Clay Studio. 

Description: Learn how to combine glazes to achieve the best results for your piece. 
In this workshop, our skilled instructor will demonstrate how to glaze bisqued work using various techniques, and participants will have the opportunity to practice each technique in class. In addition to helpful tips and tricks to make glazing easier, the instructor will cover cleaning glazed work before firing, and getting better results when re-firing work. 

 The following techniques will be covered in the workshop:

  • Dip multiple glazes for different effects
  • Find out how best to use transparent and semi-transparent glazes with
  • underglazes and oxides
  • Use different resist methods to create patterns on your work
  • Add interest with dripping, painting and pouring a second glaze

The following bisqueware and tools are required: 


  • 1 Small Cream Pitcher (handle optional) with underglaze vignette decoration
    2 Tumblers
    1 Mug with handle and texture
    5 Plates (6”) (One with contrasting slip decoration)
    2 Shallow Bowls (5-6” wide)
    2 Round vases, similar to teapot body 
    1 Box with sharp edges, box top optional


  • 1 small sponge
    1 sanding stick
    1 dull knife
    Brush for wax
    Brush for glaze
    Ear bulb
    Newsprint paper
    A list of 6 glaze combinations you like

Instructor: Lou Ann Smith

About the Instructor: Lou Ann Smith received a BA in Art Studio from the UCSB, and although her primary focus of study was painting, she also took this opportunity to study all forms of art including printmaking (monoprinting, screen printing, etching, and woodcut), installation sculpture, wood working, and ceramics.
Lou Ann continued studying ceramics at SBCC Schott Center for several years after graduating and continued to learn other art forms such as airbrush, and fused glass.
After Lou Ann had her son, she decided to work with fabric as her main medium, and continued her craft by dyeing and printing her own fabric (including shibori and wood block printing). Lou Ann won many awards for her art quilts, but the most prestigious being selected for the Quilt National touring exhibit of 2015. Lou Ann continued making quilts for fifteen years before her niece invited her to take a ceramics class together, and she took up ceramics again. Lou Ann has been working at the Clay Studio since they opened their doors in 2020 and has been experimenting the Clay Studio’s glazes and glaze combinations ever since. Lou Ann puts information about the glazes she uses on her Instagram account (@louannsmith6), and has a lot of information on her website about the clays and glazes available at Clay Studio. (

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