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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

260.00

25-26 March 2023

Learn how to work with glazes, easy application, decoration and firing of ceramics.

How much water should be added when preparing the glaze? How should you proceed to make a good application? In this course we want to introduce you to glazing ceramic artefacts by providing some basic specific skills. We will start with the knowledge of the products (Glazes, Transparent glazes, Colours, etc.) and their peculiarities, we will begin with how to proceed in their preparation and we will end with the opportunity to try out the main glazing techniques and a guide to ceramic firing.

In particular, we will deal with application by immersion, spraying with an airbrush and brush glazing with the aid of special vehicles that allow for better application. We will present the necessary steps to obtain effects in the coatings also with applications in several layers that will be made on clay supports, already fired, provided by the organisation.

Finally, we will also deal with the defects that occur in glazing, and in this regard it is possible to bring any finished personal work on which an interesting lesson will be held.

Included in the course: 14 hours of teaching | the materials needed for the course | the firings | 2 brunch meals (breakfast and lunch) | a gift box (with samples of the materials used during the course) Teacher: Vilma Bosi Download the full program in pdf

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MAKING MOLDS FOR CERAMICS | Marco Malavolti

650.00

29-31 March and 01-02 April 2023

This course will cover plaster moulding | Maximum 4 participants.

Reproducing a shape for large or small productions, but also creating unique objects from a casting or pressure mould, simplifying the working processes; this is the dream of many ceramists. The trainer Marco Malavolti will present an effective, simple and creative programme for the creation of multi-part casting and pressure moulds. The course will start with an idea and a personal project and will then develop a model which will be analysed before making your own mould. The course is aimed at a group of a maximum of 4 people and this will give participants the opportunity to develop many of their own personal designs, even large ones.

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 | perfectly equipped studio Teacher:  Marco Malavolti Download the full program in pdf

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THE ELEGANCE OF MARBLED DECORATION | Vilma Bosi

230.00
Course on Marbled Decoration.

The veins of marble applied to porcelain.

During the course will be deepened the innovative technique of ceramic decoration that produces the marbled effect, which can be used for both objects of use and sculptures. Participants will realize different unique creative colors on porcelain artifacts provided by the organization. All the working phases will be covered: from preparation to application to firing, leading to the creation of works with elegant colored veins.

The lessons are totally practical in addition to a theoretical chapter, firings and materials and a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) session.

Included in the course:

11 hours of teaching | the materials needed for the course | the firings | n. 1 brunch meals (breakfast and lunch) 

Teacher: Vilma Bosi Download the full program in pdf

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MY FUNNY GLAZES | Maite Larena

750.00

14-15-16-17-18 June 2023

Course focusing on making your own ceramic glazes.

When we approach ceramic glazes, the first impression is of immensity ... where do I start? What are the raw materials? Which glazes will fit my pieces? The development of custom glazes is particularly attractive to most potters. In this course, following a simple methodology, working methods will be taught to plan the development of glazes and obtain a large quantity of them. In this way we will expand the development of colouring, textures, applications and aesthetic results applicable to the author's ceramics. A laboratory for testing ceramic glazes for 1240-60 ° C is proposed, both for firing in an electric kiln and in a gas kiln. An extensive documentation will be provided, which will be examined in presentations and theoretical speeches interspersed with the work of the workshop, as well as computerized archiving systems for ceramic recipes.

Maite Larena Graduated in chemistry at the University of Valencia, Spain and self-taught ceramist. Larena's career is divided between artistic and technical work. In addition to her personal and collective exhibitions with the series of special glazed containers; Maite has been invited to several international conferences as a highly experienced researcher in the field of ceramic glazes and stains. He has published 11 specialized articles on glaze coverings and developed 6 projects subsidized by the Spanish government on ceramic research. And for several years he is the head of the research, development and production of glazes and stains of PRODESCO S.L. and of AICE-ITC, Research Association of Spanish Ceramics Industries. In the field of teaching, for many years, she was professor of the Department of Materials and Ceramic Technology of the Scuola Superiore d'Arte de Manises, Spain.

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:  Maite Larena Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the CV of Maite Larena Download the full program in pdf

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THE NEW CREATIVE MOLDING TECHNIQUE | Simon Zsolt József

450.00

23-24-25-26 June 2023

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 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 casting (porcelain or stoneware).

Simon Zsolt József Simon Zsolt József studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. 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

Teacher: Simon Zsolt József Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian

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BASIC TECHNIQUES OF THROWING | Roberto Reali

650.00

26-30 June and 01-02 July 2023

Intensive course on throwing | Maximum 5 participants.

Working on wheel is an art that requires time, perseverance and a small group. This basic course, thanks to the experience of Roberto Reali (wheel potter in Faenza for over 50 years), will deal with the main techniques for starting to work on the wheel such as: centring, the cylinder and then the first forms derived from the cylinder such as the bowl, the vase, the cup and the jug.

We have deliberately not specified a programme divided into days because the course is structured as a marathon linked to the repetition of gestures and techniques essential for entering the world of throwing.

Course times: Daily | 9.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.00 (6 hours per day); The course starts at 9 a.m. on Monday 26/06 and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday 02/07. Included in the Workshop cost: 42 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | perfectly equipped studio Teacher: Roberto Reali

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BASIC FACE SCULPTING | Victor Fotso Nyie

750.00

03-04-05-06-07-08-09 July 2023

Course focusing on face sculpting | Maximum 6 participants.

This course offers participants the opportunity to understand the complexity of the human face and to acquire the basics of modelling the individual elements that compose it. Participants will study the proportions and differences between faces and try to transfer expressions, emotions and vitality onto them. The aim will be to give voice to inner psychological states in order to visually create narrative nuances. Victor Fotso Nyie will accompany participants along this path, sharing with them his particular working method, which involves sculpting a block of clay that is then cut, emptied and reassembled while maintaining a thickness of 1-2 cm.

The 49-hour workshop starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 49 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | perfectly equipped studio Teacher:  Victor Fotso Nyie Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, French Download the CV of Victor Fotso Nyie Download the full program in pdf

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TOUCHING TO SEE | Nathalie Doyen

450.00

08-09-10 September 2023

Course focusing on textures and coloured clays.

This course includes a practical and a theoretical part. The teacher Nathalie Doyen will teach a technique inspired by nature (such as lichens or molluscs adhering to a rock) and through repetitive gestures will lead the participants to a meditative concentration necessary to develop wonderful textures. During this course, the tactile qualities and velvety colours of clay will be examined. Participants will have the opportunity to make both a sample and small objects by practising the technique of artist and teacher Nathalie Doyen. The lessons are totally practical in addition to a theoretical chapter, firing and materials and a DPF (Frequently Asked Questions) session.

Nathalie Doyen Nathalie Doyen was born in Algiers in 1964. She has been exhibiting in Belgium and abroad since 1987. She has been an artist in residence in France, Portugal, Italy, China and Quebec. She teaches ceramics at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Namur, Belgium. Works on permanent display in Belgium: in Brussels, at the Galerie de l'Ô ; in Mons at the WCC-BF; in Morlanwelz at the Musée Royale de Mariemont. IN QUEBEC: in the Bois de Belle-Rivière regional park. IN CHINA: at the FuLe International Ceramics Art Museum, the FLICAM, Fuping and the "Bien dans son Assiette" commission. Member of the Collège des Alumni de l'Académie Royale de Belgique. Member of Smart asbl; Member of the World Craft Council - French-speaking Belgium. From 1983 to 1987: training at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Tournai X, under the guidance of Francis Behets and Richard Owzcarek.

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 

Teacher: Nathalie Doyen Languages: English, Italian, French

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LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURE | Martin McWilliam

700.00

28-29-30 September and 01 October 2023

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

Included in the Workshop cost: 28 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | nr. 4 brunch lunch Teacher:  Martin McWilliam Interpreter: Included Download the CV of Martin McWilliam Download the full program in pdf

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JEWELRY TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO CERAMICS | Nuria Soley

850.00

11-12-13-14-15 October 2023

The main goal of this course is to learn the basics of metal work for creating ceramic jewelry, particularly porcelain. The course is essentially practical, based on experimentation with the main basic techniques of jewelry: measurements and marking, perforated internal and external, filing and polishing, firing, pickling, welding, etc. In a complementary way, some pieces of porcelain will be processed in order to practice assembly and final finishes. During the course, theoretical aspects on the characteristics and type of ceramic materials and metals will also be provided.

The workshop Will be 5 days where you will face different practical exercises such as the creation of strips, wires and plates of metal, the learning of welding with silver, perforated, polishing, sanding, realization of the pieces in porcelain designed and fired and finally, assembled with the metal parts. The materials will be provided and each student will have his work table with the necessary equipment. Everyone can take home not only their knowledge but also their finished works.

Nuria Soley Nùria Soley studied Design and Jewelry Technique at the school of Massana in Barcelona, and graduated in "Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos", especialization in ceramics. He has made several solo and group exhibitions in Spain, France and the Netherlands. Known for her conferences, master classes and courses in Europe, especially at the Disseny School, Tàrrega, Spain and with the Terre Mediterranee Association of France. For many years she has participated in the European fairs and shows dedicated to jewelery and ceramics. She has received 3 international awards dedicated to the best installation in metal and ceramics and in jewelery: 2009 First prize "Ramon Barbat i Miracle" of Crafts in Catalonge. 2008 and 2007 in the International Fair of Marratxi, First and Second prize with the best installation.

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  Teacher: Nuria Soley Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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