Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry

Dates: February 13 - April 24   CLOSED
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Instructor: Mitch Shiles

Course description: This class will cover technical information about glaze and clay formulation. Along with technical information, students will learn about contemporary and unconventional usages of clay and glaze materials. Students will learn to use the Unity Molecular Formula of a glaze to substitute materials, convert glazes to different temperatures, alter surface qualities, and prevent glazing defects. Each class will start with a presentation with both technical and conceptual uses of glaze. The presentation will be followed by a lab in which students practice methods discussed in the lecture. 10 classes/No Lab. NOTE: No class on Monday, February 20th for President's Day.

Course Fee:  $535 Adults; $535 1st Time Registrant; $105 Harvard Undergraduates; $190 Harvard Graduate Students

For questions regarding registration, accessibility, discounts for multiple-class registration and new student referrals, and employee assistance programs, such as TAP: contact Shawn Panepinto, Director of Operations, at 617.495.8680 or email

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Location: Ceramics Studio