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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



 


27 Mould making & Bone China
Paper mould making techniques and casting pieces in bone china with a master of materials.
John Shirley www.johnshirleyceramics.com 
July 1st – 7th 2018

Mould Making and Casting. For all

This basic mould making workshop presents and introduction to the mould making process as well as introduce the revolutionary paper plaster method which has changed John Shirleys approach to mould making forever. Introduced by Sandra Black as taught by Trudy Golley this is an excellent start to mould making as well as a great new method for those more experienced in this area. This method uses about 75% less plaster than is usually used for mould making. John will also be demonstrating and taking the mystery out of slip casting. Students will make their own moulds and then go on to do some development of bone china bodies to then cast and fire their pieces in bone china.
Workshop number 28 is the ideal follow up on this course, but each course is complete on its own.
A 15 % discount applies for those booking both courses.

The total cost of the course is 1100 euros; Single price supplement: 150 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 150 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days



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La MeridianaJohn Shirley was born in South Africa in 1948. In his early twenties he started to work intensively with clay. Through experiment and study he created work in earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, using reduction and crystalline glazes, all from materials available locally.
On completion of his studies at the University of Johannesburg he gained a distinction in ceramic practice.
Besides being an internationally renowned artist he has dedicated much time to teaching workshops and developing a mentoring programme.
He has won many awards and his work is exhibited internationally. In 2010 he was accepted as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, and was also honoured as a Fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa. He says of himself: “My commitment is to the pursuit of excellence in my work, and in this the importance of the journey exceeds that of the destination.”




 
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