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UNCONVENTIONAL HAND BUILDING WITH SLIP PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

600.00

22-23-24-25-26 September 2021

Liquid porcelain workshop

Looking for new ideas for working liquid porcelain in a very creative way without using molds? Liquid porcelain is always very beautiful but it’s necessary to use molds, and complex slip casting techniques are needed, also, opening the molds avoiding breakage and deformation of the pieces and usually, it limit creativity.

It would say that manual construction, an ancient production technique that involves the use of hands, fingers and simple tools, is not suitable for liquid porcelain. So that only manual construction can be implemented; this complete and complex course brings together various unconventional techniques using different types of liquid porcelain for the construction of sculptures and both decorative and utilitarian objects in small series.

We would face all the possible construction means without the use of molds, the correct drying, deformations, use of color, the possibility of creating small glazed series, corrections in the event of breakage and correct firing.

The 35-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 35 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 5 brunch lunch | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop Teacher: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the full program in pdf

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LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURE | Martin McWilliam

29-30 September and 01-02-03 October 2021

This course offers the opportunity to build large-scale vases or sculptures. These could be figurative, abstract or very classic. A large and complete scale of construction techniques will be made available. Participants will learn how to handle large clay slabs, coils, work starting from the solid block and combining all these procedures. The possibilities of finishing will be explored: different media of scraping, filing, beating, brushing, polishing, application of slips or engobes. We will discuss ways to add color with slips, oxides and various firing possibilities and the use of cold glaze. We will start from the demonstration and illustration of large-scale constructions. And later, the participants will be asked to bring a model or a sketch of an individual project and the teacher will evaluate and assist during the construction process. The strong point of this course lies in conveying an open use of clay.

Martin McWilliam Sculptor of great international recognition, with pieces awarded in museums and galleries around the world. He uses traditional methods and firings to create sculptures of great impact, not only for their beauty and technical virtuosity. And his very particular way of dealing with the construction of an object, the vase, breaking down the shape and also working with space, creating a sort of "Trompe-l'œil" of the inverted vase. For 40 years, creativity in ceramics has been part of Martin's daily life. He likes the challenges he is exposed to in workshops around the world, as solutions are sought to realize the ideas of the participants.

The 35-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 35 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | nr. 5 brunch lunch | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop Teacher:  Martin McWilliam Interpreter: Included Download the CV of Martin McWilliam Download the full program in pdf

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CREATIVE MONOTYPE AND CALCOGRAPHY FOR CERAMICS | Rachèle Rivière

15-16-17 October 2021

This course offers an audience, already in possession of ceramic knowledge, to bring a creative graphic dimension to its pieces. Understanding the direct and indirect printing process will be the main objective. During these 3 days the techniques tackled will be the Monotypes and monochromatic decorations with coloured engobes and metal oxides, Reliefs and Chalcographic prints through linoleum and rhodoids, and the Transfer of photographs with arabic glue. For each of the techniques discussed, there will be a demonstration accompanied by a theoretical chapter. At the end of this course, everyone will be able to bring their own graphic creativity to the clay uses in their studio, with inexpensive tools using little space. A theoretical print support with recipes and bibliography will be given to each participant.

Rachèle Rivière Lives and works in the south of France. Ceramist & visual artist Internationally renowned , since 2002 she has been conducting a plastic research centered on memory. Known for her work on ceramic prints, she uses processes from the fields of engraving and photography to develop sculptures, installations or artists books. She has been selected and awarded in many international ceramic biennales.

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

Included in the Workshop cost: 20 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 3 brunch lunch | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop 

Teacher: Rachèle Rivière Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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MUSIC AND MOVEMENT OF PORCELAIN | Edna Oliver

450.00

12-13-14 November 2021

This course offers to the audience, already in possession of knowledge about ceramics, to propose a new way of thinking about the ceramic process.

Understand the possibilities of incorporating the fire as a tool. During these 3 days, the participants will learn this new instrument by exploring it and taking advantage of the qualities of shrinkage and sound of porcelain, through multiple exercises.

By the end of this course, the participants will be able to use these porcelain skills to create sound and dynamic sculptures inspired by this particular style of Edna Oliver.

Edna Oliver Edna Oliver is a ceramic sculptress, who lives and works in Israel, and explores the interaction between art and people through ceramic sculpturing. Known for her work on dynamic ceramic sculptures, she developed processes that utilize the physical property of shrinkage during firing to create sculptures with potential movement and dynamics. Thus, her porcelain sculptures, which are based on joints-like connections, allow movement, and creates sounds, leading to playfulness in the viewer.

The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on friday and saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 20 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 3 brunch lunch | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop 

Teacher: Edna Oliver Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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CREATIVE MOLDING TECHNIQUE | Simon Zsolt József

450.00

26-27-28-29 November 2021

The aim of the course is to understand the opportunities to model the forms inherent in molding errors. We will learn how to prepare a multi-part plaster molding form, which allows us to model the internal and external shapes of the final object.

The artist will make a presentation of his works, which will allow to observe and understand this special molding procedure. The second half of the screening will demonstrate the creation of a specific object from the beginning to the final stage.

Participants will start working on one of Zsolt's floral objects, through an individual consultation, and later, they will create a different shape, allowing learning from each other's work. From the preparation of the plaster, the finishing, sawing, sanding and assembly of the plaster form will follow until the porcelain casting.

Simon Zsolt József Simon Zsolt József studied at the Budapest University of Art and Design. He is an all-round artist, interested in ceramics, painting, theater and music. The study of movement is the basis of his work. His particular research is concentrated in the process through the molds or modules that give birth to a particular shape, not the programmed one. It uses porcelain for its quality of fragility which grants a sense of lightness, movement and refinement.

The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on friday and saturday, from 9.00 to 16.00 on sunday and from 9.00 to 12.00 on monday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 23 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 3 brunch lunch | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop 

Teacher: Simon Zsolt József Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

Download the full program in pdf

To confirm your inscription you have to make a bank transfer of a deposit or the total amount.