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Ceramic Kilns – Firing and Glazing

Course overview with Mark Saunders

Suitable for anyone who needs more information to successfully fire their school kiln.


Thursday 21 May 2020


Thursday 21 May and Thursday 28 May 2020



Canberra potters

Kiln & Glazing Shed
Max 8 students 


You decide the date
Min 3 students



Delivered at your school – can be one or two sessions $240pp

For Teachers

TQI course 003877

Accreditation 5 hours

Dates and duration

This course is run over two Thursday mornings in 2 x 3 hour sessions.

Suitable for

Anyone who needs more information to successfully fire their school kiln. You may book and pay online. If you need us to invoice your school please check appropriate box on form. Regretfully we are unable to give discounts to casual teachers.

The Workshop includes

This course is a complete introduction to firing the electric kiln – packing, firing, maintenance and safety.
You will receive a CPS Kiln licence at the successful completion of this course.

What you will learn

  • The kiln – What it does, how it works, how it is constructed
  • Packing for a bisque firing
  • Packing for a glaze firing
  • Firing temperatures – different clay bodies
  • What happens to clay in the firing
  • What happens to glaze in the firing
  • The use of pyrometric cones
  • Firing with and without a (Harco) controller
  • Care and maintenance of the kiln and furniture
  • Programming the Harco controller
  • Firing
  • Safety.

About the convenor

Mark Saunders

As a practicing ceramic artist Mark has the relevant hands-on skills in firing, programming and use of kilns, diverse firing practices and monitoring developments in technologies, materials and procedures. Mark is keen to share his knowledge and regularly holds workshops in his relevant areas of expertise.


Delivered at your school – can be one or two sessions minimum 3 students $240pp.

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