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THE NEW CRYSTALLINE GLAZES | José Maria Mariscal

22-23-24 November 2019

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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DYNAMIC PORCELAIN | Martha Pachon

21-22-23 February 2020

350.00
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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CERAMIC MAZE: THE GLAZES | Vilma Bosi

7-8 March 2020

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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PIT FIRE | Giovanni Cimatti

21-22 March 2020

320.00

La ceramica affrontata a meta tra primitivo e contemporaneità per indagare nuovi stadi della postmodernità dove non è solo l'opera al centro ma sopratutto il modo con cui la si ottiene. Applicheremo terre sigillate per ottenere superfici lucide da sola argilla senza levigatura e cristalline inattese in questa tecnica.

Arriveranno, dopo la seconda cottura a legna, lagune di nerofumo su fondi bianchi, lustri di rosso rame in riduzione e cavilli anneriti a zona.

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)

Docente: Giovanni Cimatti Scarica il programma in formato pdf

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WELFTS AND FILAMENTS | Alberto Bustos

18-19-20 September 2020

450.00

The main objective of this workshop is to model the clay directly with our hands, without machinery or tools. Only then, we could directly convey our feelings to the clay. With the "launch" technique Alberto Bustos will make sheets and filaments of different kinds. Moreover, he will introduce his particular use and application of coloured pigments and glazes. The purpose of the course goes beyond sculpture, even objects of use or decoration are part of the production of these three days.

Alberto Bustos Alberto Bustos' work is brought to the limit of what the earth can bear. Pure sculptor, who does not use mechanical means, who loves to make his mark. Alberto Bustos has developed a fertile career in the artistic and pedagogical field. Present in various congresses, residences and international exhibitions.

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

Download the full program in pdf

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