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THE ELEGANCE OF MARBLED DECORATION | Vilma Bosi

230.00

25-26 June 2022

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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BASIC TECHNIQUES OF THROWING | Roberto Reali

27-28-29-30 June and 01-02-03 July 2022

Intensive course on throwing.

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.

On the penultimate day of the course participants will be given the opportunity to fire a selection of their own works. 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 27/06 and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday 03/07. Included in the Workshop cost: 42 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings Teacher: Roberto Reali

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TOUCHING TO SEE | Nathalie Doyen

08-09-10 July 2022

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 | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop

Teacher: Nathalie Doyen Languages: English, Italian, French

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BASIC TECHNIQUES OF THROWING | Roberto Reali

11-12-13-14-15-16-17 July 2022

Intensive course on throwing.

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.

On the penultimate day of the course participants will be given the opportunity to fire a selection of their own works. 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 27/06 and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday 03/07. Included in the Workshop cost: 42 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings Teacher: Roberto Reali

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CREATIVE MOLDING TECHNIQUE | Simon Zsolt József

450.00

09-10-11-12 September 2022

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.

It will be possible to choose between two different techniques: - FLORAL (the organisation will provide 2 plaster cylinders with a diameter of 19 cm); - VASE TYPE (the organisation will provide two plaster cylinders with a diameter of 19 cm and two with a diameter of 12 cm). The technique chosen must be communicated to the Faenza Art Ceramic Center at the time of the registration.

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 | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop 

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

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PORCELAIN WAVES | Mette Maya

550.00

22-23-24-25 September 2022

The workshop explores the use of organic shaped structures in ceramics inspired by nature and architecture. During the workshop delicate structures will be made using bamboo curtains and string.

Afterwards several layers of soft paperclay will then be applied on the bamboo structure to create textured porcelain waves. The bamboo will burn during firing, making possible many creative possibilities through the addition, combination and modification of shapes. These bamboo structures will also be the basis for making plaster moulds to explore movement in clay.

Finally, a selection of the works produced will be glazed with engobes and oxides that will allow for very interesting colour effects in the final firing.

Mette Maya Mette Maya Gregersen holds a BA in ceramics from the Camberwell College of Arts ad a MA in Art Psychotherapy from Sheffield University. She has travelled extensively and has been invited to ceramic residencies in the UK, Hungary and China. Her work is an investigation into her own emotional condition as well as into social identity and a connection between thought, hands and space. She has exhibited internationally, hold lectures and taught many workshops. She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, the Danish Association of Art and Design and the Dirty Go Clay Band.

The 24-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on thursday, friday and saturday and from 9.00 to 12.00 on sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 24 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 3 brunch lunch 

Teacher: Mette Maya Gregersen Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, French

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THE NEW CRYSTALLINE GLAZES | José Maria Mariscal

450.00

07-08-09 October 2022

Course on Crystalline Glazes.

Complete theoretical and practical course on the formulation and application of basic glazes and the processes to create the own glazes with crystals. The program of the Crystal Glazes of the expert José Maria Mariscal provides the formulations of glazes and frits best suited to the cristals, the theory on crystallizations, temperatures, applications and methods of firing, reduction and post-reduction, treatments with acids and the formulation for red backgrounds.

José Maria Mariscal José Maria Mariscal, borns in the ceramics citty La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain is the son of a potter. After a long experience as a jiggerman, he opened his potter studio in 2003 and experimented with engobes, raku, copper and crystal glazs and collaborated with artists Peter Ilsey and Manolo Sierra. He has participated in various fairs, masterclasses and symposiums in the United States, Europe, Israel and Australia.

I find the perfection of crystalline glazes with the perfect amount of crystalls between the backround and the surface. My forms are classic and conservative and I have the ability to control the placement of the crystalls in the surface. I can’t stop to research in Crystalline glazes and I Love to experiment this technique in my gaz kiln. Now I am working in reduction in crystalline glazes and the most important: developping crystalls in reduction and my first attempts gives me very exiting results.

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: José Maria Mariscal Interpreter and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

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DECORATION WITH GOLD, LUSTRES AND COLOURS | Vilma Bosi

300.00

15-16 October 2022

Learn how to work with precious and third-fire colours, easy application, decoration and firing of ceramics.

Third-firing decoration with gold, lustres and colours is a fascinating art that if well managed can be much less expensive than expected. Course participants will learn a correct approach to the technique so as not to waste time and resources.

The course will begin with the knowledge of precious metals (gold and lustres) and their peculiarities, and will then move on to the preparation of the objects to be decorated, up to their application through personal decoration exercises. The course will continue with third-firing colours, and the various steps necessary to personalise already glazed objects with decorations (fillets, lettering, etc.) and backgrounds will be explored.

Participants will be given the opportunity to bring their own works already fired with this technique. On Sunday it will be possible to develop an interesting discussion on problems and defects related to the third fire.

Included in the course: 11 hours of teaching | the materials needed for the course | the firings | nr. 1 brunch meal (breakfast and lunch) Teacher: Vilma Bosi Language: Italian Download the full program in pdf

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LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURE | Martin McWilliam

700.00

20-21-22-23 October 2022

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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