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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

260.00

20-21 February 2021

Imparare a lavorare con gli smalti, l'applicazione facile, la decorazione e la cottura della ceramica.

Quanta acqua si deve aggiungere nella preparazione dello smalto? Come si deve procedere per fare una buona applicazione? In questo corso vogliamo introdurvi alla smaltatura dei manufatti ceramici fornendo alcune competenze specifiche di base. Partiremo dalla conoscenza dei prodotti (Smalti, Cristalline, Colori, etc.) con le loro peculiarità, inizieremo da come si dove procedere nella loro preparazione e termineremo con la possibilità di provare le principali tecniche di smaltatura e con una guida alla cottura ceramica.

In particolare tratteremo l’applicazione per immersione, per spruzzatura con aerografo e la smaltatura a pennello con l'ausilio di particolari veicoli che consentono una migliore applicazione. Verranno presentati i passaggi necessari per ottenere effetti nei rivestimenti anche con applicazioni in più strati che saranno realizzati su supporti in argilla, già cotti, forniti dall'organizzazione: terracotta, terraglia tenera, terracotta di argilla da gres e semirefrattaria da Raku.

Ed infine saranno affrontati anche i difetti che si riscontrano nella smaltatura e a questo proposito è possibile portare eventuali lavori personali finiti sulle cui problematiche sarà possibile svolgere una interessante lezione.

Compreso nel corso:

14 ore di docenza | i materiali necessari allo svolgimento del corso | le cotture | nr. 2 pasti brunch (colazione e pranzo) | una scatola omaggio (con campionatura dei materiali utilizzati durante il corso)

Docente: Vilma Bosi Scarica il programma in formato pdf

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DYNAMIC PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

350.00

26-27-28 February 2021

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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SLIP PORCELAIN, LIGHT, COLOR AND VOLUME | Martha Pachon

260.00

06-07 March 2021

Slip porcelain without use of the mold and in sigle firing

A suggestive technique that allows to highlight the most important quality of porcelain: translucency. Enriched by colour and volume, that is to say, important reliefs, the translucency through this course, will be the final goal. This course allows you to develop creativity applied to utilitarian or decorative objects and sculpture. We would make use of a particular mixture and a technique that does not need large resources, but a carefully proceeded, refinement and calm. The colour and the opaque surfaces in contrast with the shiny surfaces could be obtained by single firing or double firing.

In addition, participants will be able to master other knowledge such as drying, impediment of deformation and firing.

The 14-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday.

Included in the Workshop cost: 14 hours of teaching | all the necessary materials | firings | nr. 2 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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IL RAKU DOLCE | Giovanni Cimatti

350.00

13-14 March 2021

Il Raku Dolce è un'idea che Giovanni Cimatti ha avuto alla fine degli anni 90' e che si distingue dal Raku cosiddetto per la ridotta fumigazione e l'impiego di argille senza chamotte.

Queste diversità consentono un maggior ordine e pulizia del sistema Raku: Si estraggono le forme ad una temperatura più bassa, si riduce al minimo il fumo prodotto e le forme non devono essere quasi mai pulite. Anche le stesse forme possono avere un'ottima finitura delle superfici ed avere un'integrità molto elevata.

A tutto questo si associa la bella ricerca che può essere fatta di argille che trattate forniscono ingobbi e patine del genere Terre sigillate aretine.

Infine il fondamentale aspetto molto contemporaneo, per il rispetto ambientale, che prevede la possibilità di eseguire le forme a Raku Dolce con ingobbi e smalti applicati su terra secca in una sola cottura (monocottura). Giovanni Cimatti porterà in uso al corso il personale forno a gas e tratterà degli aspetti legati alle cotture Raku in generale.

Durante il corso verranno fatte esperienze di applicazione di una formula già sviluppata che sarà possibile colorare e applicare su supporti semplici che verranno realizzati la mattina del sabato e che essiccheranno durante la pausa pranzo.

Il corso di 14 ore inizia alle ore 9.00 e termina alle ore 17:00 del sabato e inizia alle ore 9:00 e termina alle ore 16.00 della domenica.

Compreso nel corso:

14 ore di docenza | i materiali necessari allo svolgimento del corso | le cotture | nr. 2 pasti brunch (colazione e pranzo) | una scatola omaggio (con campionatura dei materiali utilizzati durante il corso)

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DECORATION IN CONTEMPORARY PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

350.00

26-27-28 March 2021

Multitechnic Course Porcelain Decoration

The decoration in porcelain has developed enormously on an industrial and semi-industrial level, but at the contemporary craft and artistic level, specialization, practice and perfection are required, avoiding high costs.

The course deals with two techniques with the preparation of engobes and glazes colors and with the possibility of single firing. A creative course that allows you to develop decoration for small series of decorative and utilitarian handicrafts and decoration in the field of contemporary sculpture.

It starts with the creation of samples of objects, passing through drying, preparation of materials, decoration, corrections and firings.

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

600.00

14-15-16-17-18 April 2021

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

730.00

23-24-25-26-27 June 2021

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: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the CV of Maite Larena Download the full program in pdf

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JEWELRY TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO CERAMICS | Nuria Soley

750.00

14-15-16-17-18 July 2021

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 | a box with the samples of the materials used during the workshop Teacher: Nuria Soley 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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