Creber, author of "Crystalline Glazes,"
has a presentation involving 150+ slides covering the
history and contemporary use of crystalline glazes.
Ilsley, author of the hardback, "Macro-Crystalline
Glazes: The Challenge of Crystals," will speak
on the fundamentals of glazing and firing. He will also
be touching on experience he has gained since the publishing
of his book.
Friedrich & Paul
Geil will be speaking on the challenges
and benefits involved with firing zinc-silicates in
a gas kiln.
Jon Pacini is the Clay Manager at Laguna
Clay Co., California. He will be presenting
on issues concerning clay and glaze interaction.
Tilton will cover the trials and beauty
inherent in Matte-crystalline glazing and firing.
Dave Bartlett of Bartlett
Instruments will provide info on their
kiln computers and KISS software in producing crystallines.
Schran wrote the article for Clay Times
(2000): "Crystalline Glazing at Cone 6," and
will be focusing on the methods he uses to produce work
at that temperature.
Steve Lewicki of L&L
Kilns will speak on modern electric kiln
Jon Singer experiments with fluorescence, and
focuses on glaze crystals other than zinc-silicate.
His article on fluorescent glazes is due out in the
May-June issue of Clay Times.
Shimbo wrote the book, "Crystal Glaze:
Understanding the Process and Materials". She is
the creator and moderator of the Crystalline Web Resource
Site and Crystallier's Forum. Fara will be sharing personal
insights, then demonstrating on using gold, silver,
and other precious metals as colorants.
Melstrom will shatter the myth that macro-crystalline
glazes can only be fired on pedestals and catchers.
Through word and image, he will provide his simple method
of precise glaze application, eliminating glaze run-off.
Conrow will demonstrate the painterly
process she employs to create her wonderfully colorful
crystalline vessels. Specifics within the use of various
stains and airbrush techniques will be covered.