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The Pearl, from the beginning to the end
22, 23 and 24 june 2018
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 small molds for pearls of different shapes and sizes.
A second part related to the use of the mold with slip and body porcelain, to the firing and decoration, will be with Martha Pachón Rodríguez.
– Fully practical lessons with both teachers.
– Preparation of the necessary materials for the construction of the mold.
– Preparation of the plaster and its use in the making of the mold, preservation of the mold.
– Use of slip and body porcelain with the plaster molds.
– Methods of pearl decoration.
– How to apply on molds, dry and fire avoiding deformations.
– The pieces will be finished, decorated and fired.
Teachers: Martha Pachon and Florio Bedeschi
Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish
03 and 04 September 2018
From Jasper to Nerikomi in porcelain in two days
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, in a modern way, allow you to express yourself through many aesthetic solutions, from a jewel, avessel, a sculpture, an object, or a complex installation. It will be the very intense and rich post-Argillà course,among the techniques dealt with: the Jasper, the Rainbow or Scala, the Zebra, the Nerikomi and the Mosaico with composite tiles.PROGRAMMA: - Preparation of colored porcelain bodies, recipes and percentages and how to avoid the melting or deforming pieces. - Use of color both into the body and slip porcelain, tricks. - Preparation of shapes, cuts, joints, lines, drawings and compositions for all possible ancient Asian techniques revisited in contemporary way with modern and practical use. - Agate, Jasper, Mishima, Mosaic, Rainbow, Scala, Zebra and Nerikomi techniques. - Cleaning and tricks to avoid color contamination, air bubbles, deformations or cracks. - Preparation of colored slip porcelain and use. - Conformations with net black and white avoiding contaminations of one color with another. - With the use of the mold and without, application of the techniques learned. - How to install the colored pieces inside the kiln avoiding the attachment of the pieces or accidents. - Types of firing, low and high, firing curves for pieces built by colored mix techniques. - Finishes and corrections before firing, after first firing and even after the last high temperature firing. - Recipes and possibility of restoration of broken pieces. Teacher: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the application form in pdf Download the program in pdf
09-10 Febbraio 2019
Quando ci si avvicina al mondo della ceramica spesso si incontrano le prime difficoltà già nella fase di modellazione proprio per mancanza di competenze nelle tecniche di foggiatura dei manufatti. Gli impasti ceramici e le argille possono essere lavorati in diversi modi e in questo corso di base ci proponiamo di introdurvi ad alcune delle tecniche fondamentali come il colombino, la lastra, la stampatura e il colaggio.
La scelta del tipo di argilla da impiegare ed individuare la migliore tecnica di modellazione per la produzione delle forme sarà di basilare importanza per avere successo nel portare a termine i vostri progetti ed evitare perdite di tempo e di denaro.
Il corso non è finalizzato alla realizzazione di oggetti finiti ma si limita alla produzione in libertà di esperienze costruttive, tattili e di cottura sempre sotto la guida del docente.
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)Costo: 250.00€ Docente: Vilma Bosi Scarica il modulo d'iscrizione in formato pdf Scarica il programma in formato pdf
22-23-24 February 2019
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 course 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
To confirm your inscription you have to make a bank transfer of a deposit or the total amount.
23, 24 and 25 November 2018
The use of shoot high temperatures with conventional clays in contrast with porcelain, surprising effects for results between the predictable and the unpredictable. Rafa Pérez introduces us to his methods that have made him famous in the field of contemporary ceramic sculpture.PROGRAM: - Fully practical lessons. - Use of different techniques to obtain a wide range of results. - Use of blocks with different types of clays at the same time. - Alternative chemical treatments to the techniques. - Production of pieces, firing, evaluation and reproduction of new pieces. The 20-hour workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Friday and Saturday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Sunday. Teacher: Rafa Pérez Translator and Assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish Download the application form in pdf Download the full program in pdf
25-26 Maggio 2019
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
To confirm your inscription you have to make a bank transfer of a deposit or the total amount.
10 and 11 October 2018
A complex and fascinating technique focused on the personal artistic work of Kazuko Uga. The construction of the liquid porcelain will allow us to develop contemporary projects of great beauty, refinement and lightness. Course of construction of objects with the use of white and pigmented liquid porcelain. Course of construction of objects with the use of slip porcelain and treatment of surfaces in the Japanese style. Preparation of porcelain, recipes. Drying, firing, glazing, corrections of cracks and deformations.
The artist will be on show in Faenza from the 9th to the 21st of October as part of the "Japanese October" Festival.PROGRAM: Fully practical lessons with a theoretical chapter dedicated to the preparation of slip withe and coloured porcelain. First day: Preparation of liquid porcelain, precautions. Preparation of liquid coloured porcelain, recipes and percentages. Methods of slip casting porcelain. Construction with the small parts, finishing, drying. Firing, kiln management for high temperature. Second day: Finishing and cleaning pieces, tricks and corrections. Evaluation of results. Design of new pieces for both sculpture and use. Video-projection of the artist's works.
The 14-hours workshop lasts from 9.00 to 17.00 on Wednesday and from 9.00 to 16.00 on Thursday.Teacher: Kazuko Uga Translator and assistant: Martha Pachon Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese Download the Kazuko Uga CV Download the application form in pdf Download the full program in pdf
6, 7 and 8 April 2018
Two techniques distant in time and in geography, one technique, with slip porcelain and another with body porcelain, come together in a complex but fascinating technique with a wide variety of applications, from the unique piece to small series. To make the most of the potential of these techniques: Jasper and Nerikomi, the students will perform different exercises to get to know their fragility, strength and refinement. All the process and derivations for applications to different kind of objects, corrections of cracks, breakages and deformation.Program: - Totally practical lessons with a theoretical chapter by technology. - Preparation of colored slip porcelain, recipe and percentages. - Preparation of colored body porcelain, recipe and percentages. - Creation of small pieces with different color combinations. - Methods of creating organic or geometric motifs. - Methods of including one technique on the other. - Surface finishing method. - Biscuit firing. - Finishing and corrections after biscuit firing. - Methods of positioning of the pieces into the kiln for high firing. Special features to avoid deformation and breakage. - Finishing and corrections after the last 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.
Teacher: Martha Pachon
21, 22 and 23 September 2018
A workshop in search of movement, rhythm, the absence of gravity, fragility and transparency. Paula Bastiaansen will show you the use of porcelain so light that this body will become almost immaterial.PROGRAM: - Conference and presentation of slides. - Demonstration of the working method. - Designing an object starting from a drawing. - Preparation and coloring of porcelain. - Preparation of extremely thin porcelain layers. - Cutting of the shapes and construction starting from the drawing. - Use of inlay and stoneware support in construction. - Drying and 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.