One more ton of clay to be centred!
Pietro Maddalena - www.pietro.net
January 2nd – 6th 2017
Throwing. For all
To celebrate the new year we offer again a four days marathon for all those suffering throwing abstinence ! A “non stop round the clock” practise on the wheel with unlimited clay and loads of enthusiasm! Defining techniques, pulling and pushing, altering, cutting and adding. Round pots, oval pots, square pots. Handles, spouts, wings and horns all with plenty of Chianti to keep warm from the January cold. No biscuit or any type of firing included.
January 2: Arrival between 1 and 3 pm. Start workshop in the afternoon
January 3 – 5: Full day workshop
January 6: Finish workshop by 12:30.
Cost: € 640
The workshop fee includes:
- tuition (class is 6/7 hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
- lodging in double room with shared bathroom facilities; single room on request at extra cost of € 120
- shared cooking facilities
- welcome dinner
- welcome breakfast
- a freshly prepared Tuscan lunch with wine on the working days
Pietro Elia Maddalena studied ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art & Design in England. After two more years of work at Dartington Workshop, he returned to Italy where in 1980 he established a studio in Certaldo, near Florence. Pietro is the founder and director of the International School of Ceramics LA MERIDIANA located in Tuscany, Italy. Also instructor and maker he says of himself : “ I am totally and continuously interested in the process of making. I see the craft object as a projection of the human spirit and the culture in which it was nurtured. In elaborating concept, material and process, my ultimate goal is the expression of beauty through sophisticated and sensual forms”.