Online Glaze Course for Studio Potters & Ceramic Artists 

Learn how glazes work and how to control your glazes with Lawrence Ewing author of Matrix Glaze Software A course for international potters and ceramic artists residing outside New Zealand. There is no deadline for joining the course. It is a selfpaced program that you can start at any time. Your rate of progress through the course is up to you. Matrix Glaze Technology Course Consists of 30 Lessons It is designed to provide a basic understanding of ceramic glaze fundamentals for studio potters approaching the subject from an analytical point of view focusing on the chemistry of glaze. There are 30 lessons each of which delivers online content and activities that potters or ceramic artists can complete in their own workshops or studios in their own time. Matrix V6 is essential to the course and is used as a teaching tool. Lessons involving Matrix are primarily practical tutorials which discuss basic concepts and set exercises in the use of the software.Click here for information about Matrix V6. How to enrol If you own Matrix V6 you can enrol in the Glaze Technology course now.

Join at Any Time There is no deadline for joining the course. You can enrol at any time. The course is a selfpaced program. You can progress through it at your own speed taking as long as you like. As you complete each lesson another becomes available to you until you have reached the conclusion of the course. If you would like to know more about Matrix Glaze Software click here. 



The course assumes at the beginning that you know nothing about the creation of glazes using raw materials. It also assumes that you have very little if any knowledge of chemistry. By the end of the course:
Note: The course does not undertake to provide a collection of proven successful glazes for any given temperature. Glazes given in this course are designed to provide examples for investigating and practising manipulation and testing techniques. Click here for more detail about the course content and the schedule of lessons.. 



GlazeTeach is an html package designed to introduce basic principles of glaze theory. It comes FREE as part of the Matrix software installation. The Matrix Glaze Technology course being offered here is much more extensive than GlazeTeach. GlazeTeach is used in the technology course as a backup and revision medium for the main course. If you are a Matrix owner you may have found GlazeTeach useful in which case you will be ready for the more extensive information and techniques offered in the glaze technology course. 



This depends on the time you have available and your commitment to the course. You may easily complete one lesson per week if you can devote a few hours to the work and have the necessary equipment to fire glaze tests on a reasonably regular basis. This course is perfect for those who need to progress at their own pace. There is no requirement to complete the course in any given time. 



The cost of the full 30 tutored lessons is as follows:
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The course content and activities are delivered through a website on the internet. Each lesson follows on from the previous one. Each lesson becomes available at the completion of the previous one. In addition to the lesson content the website will initially provide:




Each lesson delivers via the website a body of knowledge followed by a section of suggested activities which will allow you to practice the techniques introduced in the lesson. An essential part of the course is the use of the glaze software Matrix. Where necessary tutorials for using Matrix are included in the knowledge section of each lesson. 



If you wish at the completion of each lesson you may send to me via email and email attachments a record of what you are doing. I will check your work and return individual, personal comments to you via email. In order to do this you will need to be able to write up your results in a Word doc and may need to take good quality images of your fired tests. In addition I am preparing a multiple choice test of 10 questions to go with each lesson. At the completion of a lesson you may do this test to see how well you have comprehended the lesson concepts and content. These processes are optional. 



The following resources are absolutely necessary.




Yes the course can be taken by Macintosh users provided that they have the capacity to run Matrix Glaze Software which is used throughout the online course. To use Matrix your Mac would need to be an "Intel" Mac i.e. one that will run Windows software using software such as Fusion 1.1 or Parallels Desktop The course itself is, of course, delivered via a website which would be no problem no matter what Mac you are using. If you have any further 



If you have any further questions please email Lawrence Ewing lawrenceewing8@gmail.com 
Contact: Lawrence Ewing  1015 Ellis Rd, Five Rivers, RD3, Lumsden, Northern Southland, 