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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

16-17 March 2024

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.

Vilma Bosi In 1978 she began his work as a ceramist in Antonietta Mazzotti's workshop where he became passionate and specialised in the decoration of ceramic artefacts. During her career, she collaborated with the Diva ceramics industry where she was in charge of the hand-decorated department and laboratory. Over time, her specialisation became the third fire (mainly gold and precious) thanks to which she collaborated with various artists and craftsmen in Italy. Among the most important are: La bottega Gatti, Fos Ceramiche, Padovani Ceramiche, Laboratorio Pesaro, Coralla Maiuri and Ceramic & Colours. In 2011, she was hired by Ceramic & Colours as laboratory manager, a role she still holds today. Since 2018 she has been teaching at the Faenza Art Ceramic Center.

The 14-hour course starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4-5 p.m. on Sunday. 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 Language: Italian Download the full program in pdf

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DECORATION WITH GOLD, LUSTRES AND COLOURS | Vilma Bosi

300.00

04-05 May 2024

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.

Vilma Bosi In 1978 she began his work as a ceramist in Antonietta Mazzotti's workshop where he became passionate and specialised in the decoration of ceramic artefacts. During her career, she collaborated with the Diva ceramics industry where she was in charge of the hand-decorated department and laboratory. Over time, her specialisation became the third fire (mainly gold and precious) thanks to which she collaborated with various artists and craftsmen in Italy. Among the most important are: La bottega Gatti, Fos Ceramiche, Padovani Ceramiche, Laboratorio Pesaro, Coralla Maiuri and Ceramic & Colours. In 2011, she was hired by Ceramic & Colours as laboratory manager, a role she still holds today. Since 2018 she has been teaching at the Faenza Art Ceramic Center. The 11-hour course starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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

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

CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

280.00

18-19 May 2024

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.

Vilma Bosi In 1978 she began his work as a ceramist in Antonietta Mazzotti's workshop where he became passionate and specialised in the decoration of ceramic artefacts. During her career, she collaborated with the Diva ceramics industry where she was in charge of the hand-decorated department and laboratory. Over time, her specialisation became the third fire (mainly gold and precious) thanks to which she collaborated with various artists and craftsmen in Italy. Among the most important are: La bottega Gatti, Fos Ceramiche, Padovani Ceramiche, Laboratorio Pesaro, Coralla Maiuri and Ceramic & Colours. In 2011, she was hired by Ceramic & Colours as laboratory manager, a role she still holds today. Since 2018 she has been teaching at the Faenza Art Ceramic Center.

The 14-hour course starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday and starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4-5 p.m. on Sunday. 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 Language: Italian Download the full program in pdf

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

MY FUNNY GLAZES – LOW TEMPERATURE | Claudio Gardenghi

650.00

22-23-24-25-26 May 2024

Course focusing on making your own low-temperature ceramic glazes.

In this particular course, you will learn how to formulate or modify the aesthetics of lowtemperature glazes. Low-temperature ceramic objects often need a "cover". which is called a glaze, required to make the ceramic object water-resistant and aesthetically conform to what is desired. What is needed to make a glaze? What frits and raw materials to combine to make it? How to modify a ready-made glaze? And how to proceed from test to test to achieve the desired effect? The teacher Claudio Gardenghi, an expert with over forty years of experience in some of the most important ceramic colour factories, will introduce participants to the world of lowtemperature glazes, also giving space for some personal research. In fact, thanks to the small number of participants, it will be possible both to work on bases provided by the organisation and to analyse, replicate or correct glazes deriving from participants' own research ("as long as they are suitable for low temperature"). All results will then be presented and shared with the class.

Claudio Gardenghi Graduated in Technological Education at the Art Institute for Ceramics 'G. Ballardini' in Faenza. During his working activity, he has developed collaborations with several Ceramic Colour Factories, including Colorobbia and Cover, as well as important ceramic industries such as Cooperativa Ceramica di Imola, La Faenza and Cerdomus. Over the years, he has been able to expand his experience in countless consulting assignments in different countries around the world )Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, China, South Africa and Iran.

The 32-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 13.00 on Sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 32 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings  Teacher:  Claudio Gardenghi Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian Download the full program in pdf

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MY FUNNY GLAZES | Maite Larena

780.00

12-13-14-15-16 June 2024

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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