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PAPERCLAY NEARLY STONEWARE IN COLOUR | Giovanni Cimatti

350.00

11-12 May 2024

Paperclay course developed by Giovanni Cimatti

Dry clay, of all types, can find new life in the Paper Clay technique. In this course we will investigate how to use, in Paper version, Faenza; the Italian clay par excellence fired until it reaches its maximum hardness. Experiences will be made on how to make forms: by casting with liquid clay mixture in cardboard moulds or with assemblages of dry clay slabs. The forms will then be finished with engobes and crystallines applied on raw and fired once in the so-called single firing.

Giovanni Cimatti Giovanni Cimatti was a teacher at the Art Institute in Siena, director of the 'T. Minardi' School of Drawing and Plastic Art in Faenza and teacher at the State Art Institute for Ceramics in Faenza. He began his artistic activity in the 1970s, developing a personal research on the relationship between form and surface by reworking various techniques such as sangam clay decorations, raku, decalcomania, and terra sigillata, and for years he has also been interested in high temperature. He has been invited to important international ceramic art exhibitions, has held solo exhibitions by invitation in Belgium, Japan, Holland, Korea and Switzerland and has participated in cultural exchanges in France, Japan and Germany. He has had solo exhibitions: at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Kyungshung University in Pusan, Korea, at the Ceratekno Gallery in Toki City, Japan, and at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bergamo.

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 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: Giovanni Cimatti Download the programme in pdf format To confirm your purchase, you must pay the deposit or the full amount by following the procedure below.

SWEET RAKU WITH LUSTRES | Giovanni Cimatti

350.00

08-09 June 2024

Sweet Raku is an idea that Giovanni Cimatti came up with in the late 1990s and which differs from so-called Raku in that it has reduced fumigation and the use of chamotte-free clays.

Giovanni Cimatti's sweet raku in some of its declinations. During the course, forms will be made that simultaneously and in a single firing will have the orange colour of 'sealed earths', the transparencies of copper and non-copper crystallines, the lustres in copper reduction in gas kiln firing and the black of Raku smoke.

Giovanni Cimatti Giovanni Cimatti was a teacher at the Art Institute in Siena, director of the 'T. Minardi' School of Drawing and Plastic Art in Faenza and teacher at the State Art Institute for Ceramics in Faenza. He began his artistic activity in the 1970s, developing a personal research on the relationship between form and surface by reworking various techniques such as sangam clay decorations, raku, decalcomania, and terra sigillata, and for years he has also been interested in high temperature. He has been invited to important international ceramic art exhibitions, has held solo exhibitions by invitation in Belgium, Japan, Holland, Korea and Switzerland and has participated in cultural exchanges in France, Japan and Germany. He has had solo exhibitions: at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Kyungshung University in Pusan, Korea, at the Ceratekno Gallery in Toki City, Japan, and at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bergamo.

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 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: Giovanni Cimatti Download the programme in pdf format To confirm your purchase, you must pay the deposit or the full amount by following the procedure below.

BLACK CERAMIC, CLAY OF ETRURIA | Gabriele Tognoloni

300.00

22-23 June 2024

Bucchero is a type of fine and very light black ceramic produced by the Etruscans to make vases. The integral black monochrome is the most striking feature of this type of pottery and the colouring is achieved by a special firing process. Bucchero was used in Etruria from the mid 7th century BC to the first half of the 5th century BC.

Gabriele Tognoloni Born in Gubbio in 1973 and graduated in Sculpture from the 'Pietro Vannucci' Academy of Fine Arts. He leads Unico, in the city of Gubbio, an atelier and gallery where his artistic experience takes shape in ceramics that reveal not only their link with local artistic craft traditions and the genius loci, but also with the direct and indirect input received from some of the most important personalities of Italian and international visual research, reinterpreting these suggestions according to his own highly personal and immediately recognisable language. Many art critics have written about his work, including Italo Tomassoni, Aldo Iori and Antonio Carlo Ponti. Recent exhibitions include one-man shows at the Galleria "lalineaartecontemporanea" in Rome (2016) and at the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea "La Rocca" in Umbertide (2020), the group show "origine/presente" at Atelier Schwab in Wertheim, Germany (2018), an artistic residency at Atelier A in Apricale (2018), the "Progetto Italia" in collaboration with the artist Alberto Gianfreda at Casa Testori in Milan (2021) and the "Grand tour Limonaia".

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 p.m. on Sunday.

Included in the course: 14 hours of teaching | the materials needed for the course | the firings | nr. 2 brunch meals (breakfast and lunch) Teacher: Gabriele Tognoloni Language: Italian and English Scarica il programma in formato pdf To confirm your order, you must pay the deposit or the full amount by following the procedure below.

CREATIVE MOLDING TECHNIQUE | Simon Zsolt József

480.00

28-29-30 June and 01 July 2024

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 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 and Italian

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Sara Dario

630.00

04-05-06-07 October 2024

Ceramic Screen Printing Course.

In this basic course, participants will take a first approach to screen printing and its use. They will have the opportunity to print on porcelain with screen printing frames engraved with their own pre-selected images. The work will be plate-based and they will be able to create: a first two-dimensional work and one or more works of their own imagination. Students will be supervised from the first prints on porcelain to the design and realisation of a personal work. The lessons are entirely practical in addition to a theoretical chapter, firings and materials and a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) session.

Sara Dario He graduated from Venice Art School and graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. During his academic studies, he became interested in photography and printing techniques, not only traditional ones such as black and white and colour, but above all unconventional ones such as photogravure and photo serigraphy, printing on various materials and supports. His aesthetic quest is to combine sculpture and photography and thus give his images a body.

The 27-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Monday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 27 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 4 brunch lunch | screen-printing frame

Teacher: Sara Dario Languages: English and Italian 

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TOUCHING TO SEE | Nathalie Doyen

480.00

15-16-17 November 2024

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