Janet DeBoos Weekend Glaze Workshop

About the Workshop

The Janet DeBoos Weekend Glaze Workshop is a participatry workshop.

Janet will cover many topics including what glazes are comprised of, what makes a glaze, basic glaze types, making, mixing and adjusting glazes and firing glazes.

Participants will discover more about the raw clay surface and various forms of decoration will be explored including how patterns are formed in the making process, working with leather hard clay with sgraffito, inlay and brushwork, working with bisque and working with overglaze. This is a hands-on workshop with tiles and glazes provided for the participants.


About the Artist

Melbourne-born Janet DeBoos completed a Bachelor of Science at Sydney University followed by a Ceramic Certificate at East Sydney Technical College in 1971. During the 1970s, she taught in various institutions in Sydney and Canberra, including St George and Randwick TAFEs, Head Teacher at East Sydney and in 1998 she became Head of Ceramics at the Canberra School of Art at the ANU. 

Janet has published a number of books, including Glazes for Australian Potters (1978) and Handbook for Australian Potters (1984) and has written numerous articles for Australian and international ceramics journals on ceramic art practice, education and glaze technology and has also been included in The Pot Book by Edmund de Waal (UK).

Janet's interest in functional forms and their context over time and her exploration and use of Australian materials for clays and glazes has continued into her recent work. Her focus has been on the domestic form as a shared object which carries with it a sense of community and shared values.

Janet DeBoos has had a significant impact on contemporary ceramics in Australia as an artist and teacher and a devoted advocate for her medium.

She exhibits regularly both in Australia and internationally and is represented in many major permanent public collections in Australia, UK, Canada, China, Taiwan, Belgium, and New Zealand including the National Gallery of Australia, The National Museum of China and the Musee de Mariemont, Belgium.

Janet is also a regular visitor to China – engaging in projects with industry as well as undertaking residencies, and teaching at the China Academy of Art.

Image, courtesy of the artist: Janet DeBoos, Lidded Jar with Rangview & Chinese Interiors, 2016, Thrown porcellaneous stoneware, underglaze colour, terra sigillata, sgraffito, clear glaze, overglaze decals, H 30 x D 30cm

Event Properties

Event Date 24-08-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 25-08-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 4
Cut off date 24-08-2019
Speaker Janet DeBoos
Contact Email info@ceramicartsqld.org.au
This is a CAQ Event CAQ_Event
Brisbane Institute of Art
41 Grafton Street
Brisbane Institute of Art

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