Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you're interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there's something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.

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FULL – Intro to Glazing Chemistry – Leigh Merrit

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm

$359.00 – $430.00

July 22 to 25, 2024 | 9 am – 4 pm

4-DAY COURSE, Monday to Thursday

Unlock the secrets behind vibrant ceramic glazes in this introductory 4-day course on glaze chemistry. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned potter looking to deepen your understanding, this course will demystify the science behind glaze formulation. Dive into the world of powdered ingredients, learning how different compounds contribute to glaze characteristics such as color, texture, and opacity. Learn to mix and sample on both white and red clay. Students will complete the class with a number of test tiles as well as their own recipes and resources of where to source ingredients in the future. 


Regular ticket price (March 22, 12pm – June 23, 11:30pm): $430

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: the material fee is included in the registration.

Additional information: Please bring an apron and N-95 dust mask. 

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Leigh Merrit grew up in the rural community of Tay Creek where he currently resides. After completing his BA at St.Thomas University in 2005 Leigh went on to study at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD). He earned his Foundation Visual Arts Certificate in 2006, a Certificate in Specialty Photography in 2008, a Diploma in Fine Craft – Ceramics in 2010, and the certificate in Advanced Studies Visual Arts in 2011.

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July 22 @ 9:00 am
July 25 @ 4:00 pm
$359.00 – $430.00
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New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
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Fredericton, NB E3B 1B7 Canada
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If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.


If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our frequently asked questions.