We'll discuss, explore, and destroy some of the common ceramic myths. We will discuss topics such as "No, opening your kiln early does not cause crazing" and " Gas escaping from your clay can't cause pin-holing. Physics doesn't work that way." as well as others. We will wash away the nonsense, and fill you with optimism and information.
Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.
Matthew with his wife Rose Katz founded the Ceramic Materials Workshop as a place for people of all levels of ceramic experience to gather and exchange information. The Katz' have over 40 years of ceramic material experience, both in the field in and in the class room. Rose and Matt both went to school for ceramic art and used their penchant for materials to dive deeper and explore the subject and truly master all types of ceramic materials. Matt is an experienced online educator, who has crafted an online version of material studies, accessible and understandable for everyone.