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Instructors 2018

Adrian Arleo
Antoinette Badenhurst
Curtis Benzle
John Colbeck
Maria Geszler- Garzuly
Kate & Will Jacobson
Susan Nemeth
Richard Phethean
Franco Rampi
Ellen Shankin
Ken Shipley
John Shirley
Luca Tripaldi
Sharon Warrington
Lucia Zucconi



 


30 Summer Throwing
A throwing and glazing intensives
Franco Rampi www.francorampi.it
July 22nd – 31st , 2018

Throwing. For beginners and intermediate

This eight-day workshop hold in the marvellous space of La Meridiana’s Nature Studio is dedicated to throwing and glazing. It consists in five days of intensive throwing training, followed by 3 days dedicated to glazing and decorating. Thanks to the small dimension of the group (max. 7 students), there will be much individual attention for each students. On the wheel we will approach the fundamental throwing techniques. The practice of different ways of manipulating clay, from preparation to throwing and finishing processes will expand familiarity with the medium for all. We will start with cylinders, and then make bowls, jugs and mugs. Adding handles and spouts will complete the methods taught. The throwing section will finish with a review of trimming skills. We will spend three full days with glazing, allowing for much calm in this final step of the making. Starting with exhaustive demos the participants will have sufficient time to familiarize with the various glazes and to perform the glazing process in a confident manner by dipping or pouring the glaze. We will use a stoneware clay and fire in reduction atmosphere to cone ten.
Takes place at the Nature Studio in the gardens which may be reached climbing a set of steps.

The total cost of the course is 1600 euros
The workshop fee includes the following
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 200 euros
Welcome dinner, final dinner and welcome breakfast
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days

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La MeridianaFranco Rampi was born in Domodossola. He started working as a potter in 1981. After an apprenticeship in England and a cycle of studies in Italy he opened his own studio in Tuscany.
He produces both functional objects in small series and one off pieces. He works mainly in stoneware, whilst continuing his research on clays, slips and forms.
For ten years he has been teaching and collaborating with La Meridiana, and assisting John Colbeck in throwing and long term courses.www.francorampi.it






 
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