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MAKING MOLDS FOR CERAMICS | Marco Malavolti

650.00

29-31 March and 01-02 April 2023

This course will cover plaster moulding | Maximum 4 participants.

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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MY FUNNY GLAZES | Maite Larena

750.00

14-15-16-17-18 June 2023

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

26-30 June and 01-02 July 2023

Intensive course on throwing | Maximum 5 participants.

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.

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 26/06 and ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday 02/07. Included in the Workshop cost: 42 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | perfectly equipped studio Teacher: Roberto Reali

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BASIC FACE SCULPTING | Victor Fotso Nyie

750.00

03-04-05-06-07-08-09 July 2023

Course focusing on face sculpting | Maximum 6 participants.

This course offers participants the opportunity to understand the complexity of the human face and to acquire the basics of modelling the individual elements that compose it. Participants will study the proportions and differences between faces and try to transfer expressions, emotions and vitality onto them. The aim will be to give voice to inner psychological states in order to visually create narrative nuances. Victor Fotso Nyie will accompany participants along this path, sharing with them his particular working method, which involves sculpting a block of clay that is then cut, emptied and reassembled while maintaining a thickness of 1-2 cm.

The 49-hour workshop starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 49 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | perfectly equipped studio Teacher:  Victor Fotso Nyie Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, French Download the CV of Victor Fotso Nyie Download the full program in pdf

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LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURE | Martin McWilliam

700.00

28-29-30 September and 01 October 2023

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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JEWELRY TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO CERAMICS | Nuria Soley

850.00

11-12-13-14-15 October 2023

The main goal of this course is to learn the basics of metal work for creating ceramic jewelry, particularly porcelain. The course is essentially practical, based on experimentation with the main basic techniques of jewelry: measurements and marking, perforated internal and external, filing and polishing, firing, pickling, welding, etc. In a complementary way, some pieces of porcelain will be processed in order to practice assembly and final finishes. During the course, theoretical aspects on the characteristics and type of ceramic materials and metals will also be provided.

The workshop Will be 5 days where you will face different practical exercises such as the creation of strips, wires and plates of metal, the learning of welding with silver, perforated, polishing, sanding, realization of the pieces in porcelain designed and fired and finally, assembled with the metal parts. The materials will be provided and each student will have his work table with the necessary equipment. Everyone can take home not only their knowledge but also their finished works.

Nuria Soley Nùria Soley studied Design and Jewelry Technique at the school of Massana in Barcelona, and graduated in "Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos", especialization in ceramics. He has made several solo and group exhibitions in Spain, France and the Netherlands. Known for her conferences, master classes and courses in Europe, especially at the Disseny School, Tàrrega, Spain and with the Terre Mediterranee Association of France. For many years she has participated in the European fairs and shows dedicated to jewelery and ceramics. She has received 3 international awards dedicated to the best installation in metal and ceramics and in jewelery: 2009 First prize "Ramon Barbat i Miracle" of Crafts in Catalonge. 2008 and 2007 in the International Fair of Marratxi, First and Second prize with the best installation.

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  Teacher: Nuria Soley Translator and assistant: Included Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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