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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

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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

260.00

12-13 March 2022

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

16-17-18-19-20 March 2022

Maximum 4 participants | This course will cover plaster moulding.

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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DYNAMIC PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

350.00

18-19-20 March 2022

Multitechnic Course of Body and Slip Porcelain 

Inspired by the new developments of contemporary ceramics, both utilitarian and decorative, sculptural or any application that can be made of this precious material, this workshop is structured as a laboratory of "multiprocesses" to know and master the basic techniques of slip and body porcelain. Understanding porcelain in a practical, direct, easy and fast way will be the goal of this course. Participants will have at their disposal different techniques, some simple and other complex, with and without the use of molds, with the possibility of glazing also in single firing, with theoretical chapter dedicated in detail to all the questions regarding porcelain: drying, breakage, deformation, firing curves, etc.

THE PARTICIPANTS, BEYOND TO BRING HIS FINISHED WORKS TO HOME, WILL HAVE THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THE RESOURCES IN THE FIELD OF THE PORCELAIN: ITS QUALITY OF TRANSPARENCY, RESISTANCE, REFINEMENT AND WITHOUT GOING CRAZY!

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: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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UNCONVENTIONAL HAND BUILDING WITH SLIP PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

650.00

25-26-27-28-29 May 2022

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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MY FUNNY GLAZES | Maite Larena

750.00

15-16-17-18-19 June 2022

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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BASIC TECHNIQUES OF THROWING | ROBERTO REALI

650.00

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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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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LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURE | Martin McWilliam

700.00

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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