This class is for passionate ceramicists of all levels looking to expand their skills and learn about mixing, developing, testing and refining glazes. Over 4-weeks you will massively expand your knowledge of glaze technologies and finish the class with the knowledge and confidence to start experimenting with mixing your own glazes.
A great glaze can really distinguish and elevate a piece of ceramic and the ability to mix, develop and refine your own glazes will add a whole new element to your practice. The focus of this class will be on building skill and knowledge rather than producing objects. There will be lecture, demonstration and practical components to this class that will introduce the knowledge, skills and processes involved in mixing and developing glazes.
The subjects covered include:
Xavier Modoux is a Swiss-trained ceramicist with eight years of formal training, covering all aspect of ceramic production. Commencing his studies at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Geneva and then the Haute Ecole des Arts Appliquées, Xavier went on to become the inaugural studio director and technical advisor for the Ateliers Céramique in Carouge. During this time, he worked with renowned international artists and the triennial festival, Parcours Céramique.
Xavier has exhibited in Europe, Asia and Australia since 1998 and immigrated to Australia in 2002.