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PROGRAMME 2017 - 36th year !

January 8th – April 1st 2017
The residential twelve week course for an in depth training on throwing, clay bodies, glazes and firing.
FULL. Applications for the edition of 2018 will open May 1st 2017.

01 Throwing Marathon
One more ton of clay to be centred!
Pietro Maddalena -
January 2nd – 6th 2017

Throwing. For all

15 Nature Tradition
Making functional and decorative work, using throwing and handbuilding, completing with carving and other decoration techniques.
Adam Field and Heesoo Lee -
April 9th – 22th 2017

Throwing and decoration. Intermediate and advanced
17 Clay, Gnocchi & More
Learn how to make and use flameware. With Italian cuisine!
Franco Rampi
Lucia Zucconi
April 27th – May 6th 2017

Throwing, handbuilding, cooking. For all
19 Crystalline glazes on porcelain
The magical effect of crystals, through a process that in nature takes thousands of years.
Luca Tripaldi
May 7th – 13th , 2017

Hand building and/or throwing. Non beginners
20 Jewelery in Porcelain
Design, make and assemble sophisticated jewelry in fine porcelain.
Luca Tripaldi
May 14th – 20th 2017
Handbuilding. For all
21 Spring throwing marathon
Franco Rampi
May 21st – 27th, 2017
Throwing. For all
23 Inspirations from the Italian Renaissance and Beyond
Figurative sculpture with live model
Lisa Reinertson -
June 4th – 17th 2017

Sculpture. For all
25 Transforming the Symmetrical
Altering Thrown Forms
Lisa Ehrich -
Rick Hensley
Susan Mollet
June 18th – July 1st 2017

Throwing and handbuilding. Intermediate
27 Raku Techniques
Karin Putsch-Grassi
July 2nd – 8th 2017
Handbuilding or throwing. For all
29 Exploring the Surface
Creating pattern and texture at different stages in the making process.
Peter Beard
July 9th – 15th 2017
Handbuilding and surface decoration. For Beginners and Advanced
130 The Nature Studio
A complete immersion into throwing in a special environment.
Franco Rampi
July 16th – 22rd , 2017
Throwing. For all
30 The infinite vessel
A vital approach to coiling, pinching and surface decoration.
Rachel Woods
July 16th – 22nd 2017
Handbuilding. For all
31 Stoneware Throwing
A two weeks training on the wheel with an exceptional potter and educator of profound knowledge and humanity.
John Colbeck
July 23rd – August 5th
Throwing. For all
32 Porcelain Throwing
An advanced course about throwing and finishing porcelain vessels.
John Colbeck
Assistant instructor: Franco Rampi
August 6th – 19th 2017

Throwing. For all
131Nature & Throwing
Intensive throwing training
Franco Rampi
August 22 – 26, 2017
Throwing. For all
34 Gesture and Expression
Exploring the elements of character, expression, and spontaneous gesture.
Beth Cavener
August 20 - Sept. 2 2017

Sculpture. Non beginners
35 Sculpture and the Life Model
Lucianne Lassalle
September 3rd – 9th 2017

Hand building. For all
36 Obvara and Foil Saggar firing
Firing methods that create memorable marks.
Marcia Selsor -
September 3rd – 9th 2017

Throwing and firing methods. For all
36a Viaggio a Faenza
Ceramic related tour to Faenza and Ravenna
Marcia Selsor -
September 9th – 12th 2017

Travel - For all
37 Porcelain: Colour and Light
The extraordinary potentiality of vitreous porcelain
Curtis Benzle -
September 10th – 16th 2017

Handbuilding. For all levels
38 Sketching, Making and Meandering
Putting Line, Pattern and Colour on Clay and on Paper.
Jan Edwards -
September 17th – 29th 2017

Drawing and decoration. With travel portion. For all
39 Terra Sig and Soft Raku
A modern interpretation of an antique technique
Rosana Antonelli
September 24 – 30, 2017

Terra Sig and Raku. For all
40 Over the rainbow
Throwing, glazing and oxidation firing at cone ten.
Pietro Maddalena –
Franco Rampi
October 1st – 11th 2017
Throwing. Beginners and advanced
41 Fire Works
La Meridiana’s “Bagnano Express” on an ideal journey
David Trueb
October 7th – 11th 2017

Wood firing. Intermediate/advanced
A tutored ceramics experience, structured around the proposal of each participant.
John Colbeck & Franco Rampi
October 22nd - December 16th 2017


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