Glaze Intensive Workshop with Paul Wisotzky

collage of glaze imagesSaturday, June 18, 2022


10am – 1pm

Location: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts

This three-hour workshop will provide an overview of basic glazing and decorating techniques for all levels. Consider this part introduction, part refresher, part crash course in glazing, decorating and surface for both potters and sculptors. The session covers how to prepare your work for glazing and explores the primaryways to apply glaze. Considerations related to atmosphere, use and functionality will be discussed. Basic decorating methods using slips, underglazes and wax resist will be demonstrated. This includes the use of different tools and techniques including brush work, slip trailing, and stamping to create decorative surfaces, patterns and designs. The concepts and skills presented in the workshop are applicable to most firing ranges, clay types and kiln atmospheres.


For those not enrolled in the Ceramics Program Summer Semester, bisqueware can be glazed for a cost of 4 cents per cubic inch in either cone 6 oxidation or cone 10 reduction. Individual will be notified when ready for pick-up. Soda fring is not available.



2-3 pieces of bisqueware

Variety of brushes




Workshop Fee: $75.00 for those not enrolled in Summer Semester; $50.00 for those enrolled in Summer Semester; FREE for Harvard Undergraduates




BIO: Paul Wisotzky makes pottery for every day use. He strives to make each piece a pleasure to hold and behold whether it’s a treasured mug for the first cup of coffee, a bowl for ice cream or a vase for flowers to brighten any room. Paul works in porcelain and stoneware and fires in reduction or soda atmospheres at the Blueberry Lane Pottery Studio in Truro, Massachusetts. Paul teaches at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts and the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, Massachusetts. He has been a Winter Resident at the Penland School of Craft and an Open Studio Resident at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.