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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

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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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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TOUCHING TO SEE | Nathalie Doyen

450.00

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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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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