Glazing Intensive

Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Course Leader: Amy Benzie

Places: 6 (Intermediate+)
Cost: £650 residential / £550 non-residential (includes tuition, materials and consumables)

Course 1: 8 – 12 July 2024
Course 2: 10 – 14 March 2025

Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372.

Waiting list: If the course is full, please contact admin@ssw.org.uk and leave your details and we will put you on our waiting list.

An in-depth course exploring experimental and sculptural glazing. Glaze is a rich part of the ceramics process, offering a huge range of colours, depth and texture achievable when working with raw materials.

Across 5 days, participants will be introduced to a range of techniques including mixing, formulating and the testing of stoneware glazes, as well as glaze application and kiln firings. Working with SSW’s bespoke in-house glazes while developing skills in glaze formation, you will learn how to achieve a range of finishes to suit your own work, from high gloss to true matte, volcanic and crater textures to shrink and crawl glazes.

Participants on this course are required to bring a range of bisque fired pieces to experiment with. By the end of the course, you will have created a range of test tiles of glazes to take away for future reference and experimentation.


Book your place on the Glazing Intensive course below. You will receive a booking confirmation email to the provided address once your booking is complete. Please read or listen to our Courses terms and conditions before making your booking.


We understand ‘access’ to be what you need to be able to participate in the residency comfortably and safely. These needs may be physical, for example different heights of workstations or access to quiet space. They may be cultural, for example connections with different groups or organisations in the area, or space for worship. Needs may include communication requirements (email, text, phone), translated documents or space for your family (bio/chosen), an ally, support worker or travel buddy to stay. These are just a few examples, and we encourage you to get in touch before you apply, to discuss what we can put in place to support your participation in residency.

We welcome access riders and/or informal conversations prior to taking part in the course, about what you need to work and live comfortably on site at SSW.

Contact Joanne Matthews on arts@ssw.org.uk / 01464 861372 with any questions or to discuss access to this course.

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