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Ceramic maze: the clays

27 and 28 January 2018

la scelta, le superfici e la cottura delle terre

Fare ceramica è una delle arti più affascinanti, ma occorre avere ben chiare alcune regole e metodologie perchè l’autodidattica è un approccio possibile, ma si può perdere tempo e danaro.

La scelta del tipo di argilla da impiegare nella produzione delle forme è di basilareimportanza e da questa dipendono tutte le altre come la foggiatura, gli smalti e la temperatura ottimale di cottura. Si può scegliere a monte quale metodologia impiegare, ma questo non toglie che la conoscenza delle argille e quindi il loro carattere è assolutamente fondamentale.

Durante il corso avrete l’opportunità di toccare una vasta gamma di argille da cui poter far discendere le vostre scelte future. Il corso si limita quindi alla produzione in libertà di esperienze costruttive, tattili e di cottura sempre sotto la guida del docente.

PROGRAMMA: esercizi personali con vari tipi di argilla con e senza inerti sia per bassa che alta temperatura a colombino, lastra e a stampo – finiture possibili durante le varie fasi di asciugatura – ritiri e plasticità – la deformazione delle forme e il suo controllo – Cottura di alcune esperienze a bassa ad alta temperatura. Lezioni di tecnologia ceramica -dimostrazione di foggiatura a colaggio.

Le forme saranno realizzate seguendo le indicazioni del docente, saranno cotte e consegnate entro i tempi del corso stesso. Il corso di 14 ore inizia alle ore 9.00 del sabato e termina alle ore 16.00 della domenica. Docente: Maestro Giovanni Cimatti
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A sea of melted glass

3 - 4 february 2018

A Faenza, sul finire degli anni 60′, Guerrino Tramonti pratica una tecnica ceramica pittorica denominata “A grosso spessore”. Si tratta di una ceramica che prevede la formazione di uno spessore alto di vetro liquido (cristallina) che allaga entro una superficie piana definita da una bordatura.

Durante il corso saranno fatte esperienze con l’inserimento di smalti, ingobbi, fritte colorate, vetri da vetraria e fili metallici. Saranno impiagate anche le “terre sigillate” che saranno applicate sulle cornici a formare rugginose e brillanti cortecce. Le forme in argilla già biscottata saranno fornite dall’organizzazione.

Programma: Applicazione su biscotto di ingobbi naturali del genere terra sigillata – applicazione al centro delle forme di smalti, vetri in frammenti ecc e copertura di vernice trasparente o colorata in rame con varie tecniche di miscelazione – cottura notturna – descrizione dei prodotti usati – esempio di preparazione di una terra sigillata – nelle foto alcuni esempi di opere realizzate da G. Cimatti

Le forme saranno realizzate seguendo le indicazioni del docente, saranno cotte  e consegnate entro i tempi del corso stesso. Il corso di 14 ore inizia alle ore 9.00 del sabato e termina alle ore 16.00 della domenica. Docente: Maestro Giovanni Cimatti
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Ceramic maze: the glazes

17 and 18 February 2018

i rivestimenti, l’applicazione facile, la decorazione e la cottura della ceramica

Il corso si prefigge di informare sui modi e le tecniche che sono alla base del processo ceramico per quanto riguarda la smaltatura e la decorazione a bassa temperatura.

Durante il corso saranno finite esperienze sui vari metodi di smaltatura ponendo particolare attenzione alla smaltatura a pennello con l’ausilio di particolari veicoli che ne consentono la migliore applicazione. Verranno presentate le cause alla base dei principali effetti ottenibili con i rivestimenti che saranno realizzate su supporti in argilla, già cotti, forniti dall’organizzazione: terracotta, terraglia tenera, terracotta di argilla da gres e semirefrattaria da Raku.

Sarà dato spazio anche al rapporto fondamentale degli smalti con i supporti e la loro preventiva miglior cottura a biscotto. Ed infine saranno affrontati anche i difetti che si riscontrano nella smaltatura e a questo proposito è possibile portare eventuali lavori personali finiti sulle cui problematiche sarà possibile svolgere una interessante lezione.

PROGRAMMA: esercizi personali di smaltatura: a pennello, ad aspersione, ad immersione – esercizi di decorazione con i colori sottovernice e i colori soprasmalto – smalti a rilievo – dimostrazione di smaltatura a spruzzo e a secco – Cottura delle prove – a domanda lezioni sulla chimica e tecnologia degli smalti.

Le forme saranno realizzate seguendo le indicazioni del docente, saranno cotte e consegnate entro i tempi del corso stesso. Il corso di 14 ore inizia alle ore 9.00 del sabato e termina alle ore 16.00 della domenica. Docente: Maestro Giovanni Cimatti Scarica il modulo di iscrizione in formato pdf Scarica il volantino in formato pdf
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Thousand bubbles

10 and 11 March 2018

Una delle premesse in campo ceramico, fondamento della didattica e della tecnologia stabilisce che non vi devono essere bolle di aria negli impasti ceramici ma...

E' anche vero che la presenza di bolle e la stessa porosità delle argille favorisce l'isolamento termico, l'essiccazione e la leggerezza. Con impasti a struttura spugnosa si ottengono forme facilmente lavorabili a secco/crudo per mezzo del taglio, incisione o abrasione, una lavorabilità a biscotto simile a quella dell'osso di seppia, durezza inaspettata dopo la cottura finale e il peso vicino a quello dei poliuretani espansi.

Da questa scelta parte la possibilità di creare forme legate in particolare al campo della scultura dove i problemi dello svuotamento delle forme viene superato velocizzando le cotture. Infine e in relazione alla dimensione delle microbolle inserite sarà possibile anche l'applicazione di patine, ingobbi  e rivestimenti anche vetrosi.

Programma: metodi di realizzazione di schiume e la loro introduzione nelle argille - colatura della schiuma argillosa - essiccamento - scultura a secco crudo per taglio/incisione - cottura ad alta temperatura in forno elettrico - sfornata - applicazione di rivestimento tipo smalto oro - cottura a media temperatura - lezioni di tecnologia ceramica.  Per motivi di tempo e aumentare l'esperienza sulla tecnica saranno forniti ai partecipanti anche alcuni blocchetti di argilla porosa già essiccati.

Il corso di 14 ore dura dalle ore 9.00 alle ore 17:00 del sabato e dalle ore 9:00 alle ore 16.00 della domenica. Docente: Maestro Giovanni Cimatti Scarica il modulo di iscrizione in formato pdf Scarica il volantino in formato pdf
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Translucent porcelain

17 and 18 March 2018

Immediate transparency workshop, slip porcelain without usa of mold and in a  single-firing

Transparency is one of the most important qualities of porcelain and usually, requires a prolonged, precise and very accurate processing to obtain a fine beauty piece highlighted by the translucenty. This course allows you to develop two simple and immediate techniques that will facilitate and strengthen creativity to develop many projects without the use of large resources and experience in the field of porcelain techniques. We will use slip porcelain without the use of molds and with a single-firing.

PROGRAM: Totally practical lessons, preparation of the material and basic forms. Use of slip porcelain and construction with two totally different techniques. Surface treatment, controlled drying and finishing. Methods to avoid deformation and breakage during the process and all the special features of the specific firing for this technique. Recover broken complex variations of the techniques and the surface with the use of color introduced into the slip the porcelain. Production of pieces to project in small series for use or decoration. pieces or cracks with specific recipe. Finally, more co. The 14-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday. Teacher: Martha Pachon
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Discovering Porcelain

23, 24 and 25 March 2018

Basic Course of slip and body porcelain and its transparency

PORCELAIN is a material that requires a prolonged, precise and very accurate processing to obtain pieces of exquisite beauty. The different techniques faced with this material allow us to highlight two important qualities, TRANSPARENCY and SMOTHY to the touch.

This course allows you to develop simple basic techniques, all tricks to avoid cracks, breakages, deformations, the secrets to recover a broken piece, the knowledge of the correct drying and the different firing curves.

We would use body and slip porcelain with and without the use of single and double-fired molds. The purpose is to ENHANCE CREATIVITY WITH THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE OF ALL RESOURCES IN THE FIELD OF PORCELAIN AND ITS QUALITY OF TRANSPARENCY AND WITHOUT GOING CRAZY!

Program: - Fully practical lessons with a theoretical chapter for basic technology: - Preparation of the slip and body porcelain recipe and percentages. - Slip casting porcelain methods with and without molds - Methods of achieving transparency - Method of constructions with slabs or small fragments - Precautions in drying, firing and finishing - How to obtain smooth surfaces - How to glaze with simple means - How to recover broken or craked pieces - Firing curves and how to place fragile pieces in the kiln, use of alumina - Corrections after biscuit and finishing after last firing The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday. Teacher: Martha Pachon Download the application form in pdf Download the program in pdf
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Jasper and Neriage

6, 7 and 8 April 2018

Slip porcelain and body porcelain in one piece

Two techniques distant in time and in geography, one technique, with slip porcelain and another with body porcelain, come together in a complex but fascinating technique with a wide variety of applications, from the unique piece to small series. To make the most of the potential of these techniques: Jasper and Nerikomi, the students will perform different exercises to get to know their fragility, strength and refinement. All the process and derivations for applications to different kind of objects, corrections of cracks, breakages and deformation.

Program: - Totally practical lessons with a theoretical chapter by technology. - Preparation of colored slip porcelain, recipe and percentages. - Preparation of colored body porcelain, recipe and percentages. - Creation of small pieces with different color combinations. - Methods of creating organic or geometric motifs. - Methods of including one technique on the other. - Surface finishing method. - Biscuit firing. - Finishing and corrections after biscuit firing. - Methods of positioning of the pieces into the kiln for high firing. Special features to avoid deformation and breakage. - Finishing and corrections after the last firing.

The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.

Teacher: Martha Pachon

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Jewelry in porcelain, Jasper technique

5 - 6 May 2018

The suggestive technique of Jasper has an important role in the creative processes for those who want to produce objects that are pleasant to the touch, and with a beautiful and vibrant for the perception of color. A complex technique that requires only accuracy in the process and the desire to create designs using color. To make the most of the potential of this technique, the students will perform different exercises to get to know their fragility, strength and refinement applied to the jewels. The whole process and derivations can be applied beyond, in furnishing objects, sculptures, small series of utilitarian or decorative objects.

Progam: - Totally practical lessons with a theoretical chapter dedicated to the artists who used ceramics to create jewels. - Preparation of colored slip and body porcelain, recipe and percentages. Creation of organic, geometric or abstract motifs directly on the body porcelain through: - Jasper decomposition methods. - Methods of construction with small tiles, use of colored slip. - How to apply on jewelry molds avoiding cracks and deformations. - Finishing and corrections after biscuit firing. - Methods of positioning of the pieces for high firing. Special features to avoid deformation and breakage. - Finishing and corrections after last firing. - Design for jewelry composition.

Teacher: Martha Pachon

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The Pearl, from the beginning to the end

22, 23 and 24 june 2018

A complex and complete course to make the artist independent of creating large and small series of pearls for jewelery in various shapes, sizes and decorations. Making of molds, testing of slip and body porcelain, firing and decoration.

The italian mold expert Florio Bedeschi will be in charge of the first part of the course for the execution of small molds for pearls of different shapes and sizes.

A second part related to the use of the mold with slip and body porcelain, to the firing and decoration, will be with Martha Pachón Rodríguez.

PROGRAM:

- Fully practical lessons with both teachers. - Preparation of the necessary materials for the construction of the mold. - Preparation of the plaster and its use in the making of the mold, preservation of the mold. - Use of slip and body porcelain with the plaster molds. - Methods of pearl decoration. - How to apply on molds, dry and fire avoiding deformations. - The pieces will be finished, decorated and fired.

Teachers: Martha Pachon and Florio Bedeschi Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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Discovering Porcelain 2

6, 7 and 8 July 2018

Basic Course of slip and body porcelain and its transparency

PORCELAIN is a material that requires a prolonged, precise and very accurate processing to obtain pieces of exquisite beauty. The different techniques faced with this material allow us to highlight two important qualities, TRANSPARENCY and SMOTHY to the touch.

This course allows you to develop simple basic techniques, all tricks to avoid cracks, breakages, deformations, the secrets to recover a broken piece, the knowledge of the correct drying and the different firing curves.

We would use body and slip porcelain with and without the use of single and double-fired molds. The purpose is to ENHANCE CREATIVITY WITH THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE OF ALL RESOURCES IN THE FIELD OF PORCELAIN AND ITS QUALITY OF TRANSPARENCY AND WITHOUT GOING CRAZY!

Program: - Fully practical lessons with a theoretical chapter for basic technology: - Preparation of the slip and body porcelain recipe and percentages. - Slip casting porcelain methods with and without molds. - Methods of achieving transparency. - Method of constructions with slabs or small fragments. - Precautions in drying, firing and finishing. - How to obtain smooth surfaces. - How to glaze with simple means. - How to recover broken or craked pieces. - Firing curves and how to place fragile pieces in the kiln, use of alumina. - Corrections after biscuit and finishing after last firing. The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday. Teacher: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the application form in pdf Download the program in pdf
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Full immersion in color

03 and 04 September 2018

From Jasper to Nerikomi in porcelain in two days

One of the finest qualities of porcelain is its sensuality to the touch, plus the surface can be enriched with vibrant colors or sharp contrasts of black and white. There are ancient and complex techniques of the "Neriage"family which, in a modern way, allow you to express yourself through many aesthetic solutions, from a jewel, avessel, a sculpture, an object, or a complex installation. It will be the very intense and rich post-Argillà course,among the techniques dealt with: the Jasper, the Rainbow or Scala, the Zebra, the Nerikomi and the Mosaico with composite tiles.

PROGRAMMA: - Preparation of colored porcelain bodies, recipes and percentages and how to avoid the melting or deforming pieces. - Use of color both into the body and slip porcelain, tricks. - Preparation of shapes, cuts, joints, lines, drawings and compositions for all possible ancient Asian techniques revisited in contemporary way with modern and practical use. - Agate, Jasper, Mishima, Mosaic, Rainbow, Scala, Zebra and Nerikomi techniques. - Cleaning and tricks to avoid color contamination, air bubbles, deformations or cracks. - Preparation of colored slip porcelain and use. - Conformations with net black and white avoiding contaminations of one color with another. - With the use of the mold and without, application of the techniques learned. - How to install the colored pieces inside the kiln avoiding the attachment of the pieces or accidents. - Types of firing, low and high, firing curves for pieces built by colored mix techniques. - Finishes and corrections before firing, after first firing and even after the last high temperature firing. - Recipes and possibility of restoration of broken pieces. Teacher: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the application form in pdf Download the program in pdf
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In search of movement with Paula Bastiaansen

21, 22 and 23 September 2018

A workshop in search of movement, rhythm, the absence of gravity, fragility and transparency. Paula Bastiaansen will show you the use of porcelain so light that this body will become almost immaterial.

PROGRAM: - Conference and presentation of slides. - Demonstration of the working method. - Designing an object starting from a drawing. - Preparation and coloring of porcelain. - Preparation of extremely thin porcelain layers. - Cutting of the shapes and construction starting from the drawing. - Use of inlay and stoneware support in construction. - Drying and firing. The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.

Teacher: Paula Bastiaansen Translator and Assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch

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