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Glaze: exploring and demystifying line blends

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About the event

Join Glaze: exploring and demystifying line blends, a masterclass with Helen Noble at the Belfast Ceramics Studio. This master class is dedicated to exploring linear and triaxial line blends and is aimed at those who have a basic understanding of glaze and have some previous experience.

It is a theoretical and practical workshop that will equip you with the knowledge and experience to become more confident in your own glaze research and development.

It is important to mention that due to Health and Safety restrictions, this class will not involve mixing your own glazes from raw materials. Instead, all glazes used will be prepared ahead of time, so they have time to settle before blending. All firings will also be in an electric kiln, firing to stoneware temperatures.

Learning Outcomes / Aims and Objectives:
• Understanding and creating your own linear line blend and testing on several clay bodies.
• Understanding and creating a triaxial line blend.
• Keeping accurate records.
• Each participant will take away multiple glaze recipes and test tiles.

Overall, the methodologies and approaches you learn on this course will help you develop new glaze surfaces or colours.

About Belfast Ceramics Studio: 

Founded by Helen Faulkner, a potter for over 15 years, the Belfast Ceramics Studio was founded and intends to be an open and inviting environment for makers of all levels who want to share their passion for clay and learn more about their craft.

Belfast Ceramics Studio is an open access clay studio providing classes for all levels in ceramic techniques as well as membership based access for professional makers and independent hobby potters.

Classes are available for non-members and members and will range from introduction to clay, leisure classes as well as professional development classes in business, studio practice and masterclasses from skilled visiting makers.


Where is it taking place?

Belfast Ceramics Studio
Unit 10E Owen O’Cork Mill
288 Beersbridge Road

Who is it suitable for?

For those who have a basic understanding of glaze and have some previous experience.


The studio is on the first floor and is accessible by a lift, it is an industrial lift so please let us know before arriving and we will meet you at the lift.

When is it taking place?

Sat 5 August 10am–3.30pm (break for lunch 12-1pm) (Theoretical and Practical – explaining, setting up and conducting the line blends)

Sat 12 August 10am–12pm (Collecting finished work, evaluating, and discussing results)

Price and do you need to book?

£100, book your place here.

Contact details

T:    00447523806458




Additional information

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.



All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Helen Noble

Starts: Sat 5 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 12 Aug at 3:30 pm

Craft Type: Ceramics

Event Location: Belfast City

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £100