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Luster Workshop with Shamai Gibsh
Luster Workshop with Shamai Gibsh

Mon, Jul 08



Luster Workshop with Shamai Gibsh


Time & Location

Jul 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 10:00 AM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

3 Sessions, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Begins July 8, Indoors - Meets in Painting Studio

Skills Level: All

Class: $310 (Log in for membership discount prices) 

Description: This class is a three session workshop with master potter Shamai Gibsh. In the workshop we will explore several glaze and pigment luster techniques. Luster dates back to the middle east, some say 8th century where silver and copper were used to decorate alkaline glazed ceramics fired in reduction. The result of the reduction firing creates the luster iridescent effect. Students will mix their own glazes and their work will be fired in a "smoke kiln" 

In the first meeting we will mix the glazes to be fired in the “smoke kiln” and reduced with sugar during the second meeting. 

Note: This workshop takes place on the following three dates: July 8th, July 11th, and July 12th. 


-It is strongly recommened that students will have to have read chapters 12 of Shamai Gibsh's book, "Smoke, Fire and Clay," before the first class. If you would like to purchase the book click here.

-Participants are to bring 16 small white stoneware cone 5 or 6, bisqued pieces, no bigger than 4" in any direction, to the first class. Students may bring up to 3 additional small white stoneware cone 5 or 6, 4" bisqued works. These will be extra works for if there is extra space while firing.

About the instructor:

Shamai Gibsh grew up in Israel and was educated as an engineer and ceramicist in the USA. He is a member of IAC-International Academy of Ceramics, the international Board Member representative in ICAN, and a board member in the IAC - International Academy of Ceramics.

Shamai gives multiple workshops in his unique alternative firing techniques all over the world. He recently published a book which summarizes all his techniques: “Terra Sigillata, Smoke Fire & Clay”. He has participated in many residencies and exhibitions, and his art is in collections of multiple Museums and private collections in Asia, Europe, and the USA. His work has been featured in a variety of ceramic magazines, books and publications. He is currently represented by Plinth Gallery, Denver Colorado USA, Curated Ceramics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Land of Israel Museum, (MUZA), Tel Aviv, Israel, and Kolbo Gallery, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.

Email: Web: Member of IAC-  International Academy of Ceramics Member of Artaxis

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Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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