Glazing Intensive

Glazes. Photo by Felicity Crawshaw

Course Leader: Amy Benzie

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

Monday 29 January – Friday 2 February 2024

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 fundamental part of the ceramics process, offering a huge range of colours, depth and texture. 

Across 5 days, participants will be introduced to a range of techniques; slip, underglaze and high fired stoneware glazing to achieve different effects. 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 work, from high gloss to dry glazes, 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. You will also make 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.

If you require accommodation, please book this below. For information on SSW’s accommodation, follow this link.


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.

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.

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

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