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Over the 3 days, this course will cover:


  • Coshh.
  • Dust – wet cleaning, 
  • Vacuum cleaner options.
  • Materials storage.
  • Toxic materials.
  • Kiln positioning and safety.
  • Workshop layout.
  • Risk assessments.


  • How to reclaim clay:
  • How to make a plaster batt for reclaim.
  • Blending clays.
  • Wedging.
  • Pugmills – safe use and maintenance.
  • Casting slips.
  • Raw materials testing.


  • Mixing. 
  • Applying.
  • Storage.
  • Labelling.
  • Test tiles.
  • Materials testing.


  • Kiln packing.
  • Gas kiln firing.
  • Electric kiln firing.
  • Pyrometric cones.
  • Kiln controllers.
  • Firing ramps.
  • Kiln graphs.

Clay College is a not-for-profit organisation so all the proceeds from our masterclasses support the work we do.

Please note: There will be plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit for you to help yourself to during the course but lunch is not provided.

Please visit our full Terms and Conditions for bookings and cancellations here: www.claycollegestoke.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/


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