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MAKING MOLDS FOR CERAMICS | Paolo Iori

21-22-23 June 2019

490.00

To reproduce a shape for large or small productions, but also to create unique objects starting from a mold for collecting or to print by hand, simplifying the manufacturing processes; is the dream of many potters. The artist and teacher Paolo Iori will present in an effective, simple and creative form a program for the production of multi-part molds for casting and pressure molding. It will appear from the idea and from a personal project to develop a model that will be analyzed in order to later realize the own mold.

Paolo Iori Paolo Iori was trained in Sesto Fiorentino with the masters Bruschi and Gigli, who gave them the opportunity to learn precise and elaborate forming techniques, for the manufacture of plaster models and molds. In parallel Iori develops his personal artistic path, which began in London and continued with exhibitions in Japan, Belgium and Italy. He currently works in Belgium and works with artists, art schools for training courses, and designers for creating prototypes on very specific projects. Among them, the "École supérieur des arts visuels" of the Cambre in Brussels, the Academie Royale des beaux arts in Brussels, and the "Center culturelle" in Andenne, "Keramis" at the Louviere.

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:  Paolo Iori Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the CV of Paolo Iori Download the full program in pdf

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COLOURS AND BLACK & WHITE NAKED RAKU | Simcha Even-Chen

03-04-05-06-07 July 2019

670.00

The Colours and Black & White Naked Raku workshop will focus on slab-building of different shapes followed by surface treatment such as burnishing and terra sigillata. We will emphasis on graphic design on the bisque fired pieces. During the workshop will lean to plan and execute graphic design on the works surface with masking tape, slip, glaze and then Raku fire.

Simcha Even-Chen Simche Even-Chen, a recognized Israeli sculptor, is a member of the IAC International Academy of Ceramics. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem. After his PhD in Human Microbiology, he develops a career of research and great successes with his sculptural work of Naked Raku in a modern key. She has been present as a guest artist in personal exhibitions, conferences and symposiums, among them at the Ceramic Contest de Valladolid, Spain: at the Cavin-Morris Gallery in New York, in the Altech Ceramics Triennial of Cape Town, South Africa and at the China Kaolin Grand Prix de Jingdezhen , China. Her works are part of the museum collections such as the Keramikmuseum Westerwal de Hohr-Grenzhausen, the MIC of Faenza, Italy, the Shenhou International Art Museum of Henan, China, Teh American Ceramic Museum of Pomona, CA and the Ceramics Museum of L ' Alcora, 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: Simcha Even-Chen Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon

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FULL IMMERSION IN THE MULTICOLORED PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

12-13-14 July 2019

From Jasper to Nerikomi

One of the finest qualities of porcelain is its sensuality to the touch, plus the surface can be enriched with vibrant colors or sharp contrasts of black and white. There are ancient and complex techniques of the "Neriage" family which, with a modern twist, allow to express, through many aesthetic solutions, from a jewel, a vase, a sculpture, an object, to a complex installation. Among the constructive techniques of colored body porcelain, by hand and with mold will be the contemporary revisiting of: L'Agata, Jasper, Zebra, Nerikomi, Mosaico with composite tiles and Mishima.

To take full advantage of the potential of these techniques, all the possible exercises will be carried out to get to know their strength and refinement. In addition, the realization of all the techniques will be followed by the tricks to avoid problems, breakages or deformations, reaching the maximum of beauty in the colors.

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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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

20-21 Luglio 2019

250.00
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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THE PEARL, FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END | Martha Pachon

6-7-8 September 2019

360.00

A complex and complete course to make the artist independent of creating large and small series of pearls for jewelery in various shapes, sizes and decorations. Making of molds, testing of slip and body porcelain, firing and decoration. The italian mold expert Florio Bedeschi, will be in charge of the first part of the course for the execution of complex but practical molds for pearls of different shapes and sizes.

A second part related to the use of the mold with the slip and body porcelain, how to firing and diferent kinds of decoration, will be with Martha Pachón Rodríguez.

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

Teachers: Martha Pachon and Florio Bedeschi  Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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THE MAGIC OF COLORS IN TRANSLUCENT PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

18-19-20 October 2019

350.00

Transparency is one of the most important qualities of porcelain and usually requires a prolonged, precise and very accurate processing to obtain a piece of exquisite beauty highlighted by translucency. The evocative techniques presented in this course will have an important role in the creative process for those who want to build and draw with the light and color in porcelain.

We will use the slip porcelain with and without the use of molds. And above all, the participants will be able to dominate the most important aspects of the porcelain of great thinness: the drying, the impediment of the deformation and the firing.

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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THE NEW CRYSTALLINE GLAZES | José Maria Mariscal

22-23-24 November 2019

450.00

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 Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

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