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Instructors 2014

Lorri Acott
Curtis Benzle
Sandy Brown
Antonella Cimatti
Jan Edwards
Carolyn Genders
Maria Geszler-Garzuly
Ute Grossmann
Rebecca Hutchinson
Pietro Maddalena
Susan Nemeth
Richard Notkin
Martha Pachón Rodríguez
Angeliki Papadopoulou
Donna Polseno
Marcia Selsor
Ellen Shankin
Jeff Shapiro
Michael Sherrill
Ken Shipey
Stephanie Stephenson
Tip Toland
Luca Tripaldi
Patti Warashina




 


17 Porcelain: Colour and Light
Curtis Benzle - www.benzleporcelain.com
April 20th - 26th, 2014

Handbuilding. Beginners/Intermediate


This workshop will celebrate the beauty and magic of light as it accentuates color, expands form and energizes surfaces in translucent porcelain.
We will discuss the unique, light transmitting characteristics of vitreous porcelain and will follow up with an exploration of techniques used to color and incorporate light into our artwork.
Topics covered will include relief carving (lithophane), color additions, colored clay techniques and porcelain formulas, as we consider colored, translucent porcelain in its many manifestations; sculpture, pottery (agateware or neriage), translucent lighting and jewelry.
Mornings will be devoted to exploration, demonstrations and technical discussions aimed at unlocking mysteries, expanding knowledge and empowering creativity. Afternoons will be devoted to making your quiet, personal experimentation or technical guidance and assistance, whatever it takes to help you bring out the best.


Cost 960.
The workshop fee includes
the following:
- Tuition (class is 6/7  hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
- Materials and firings 
- Lodging in double room; single room on request at extra cost of 140 €
- Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
- A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days



La MeridianaCurtis Benzle has developed and used colored, translucent porcelain for forty years.  His signature artworks are translucent, sculptural vessels and architectural lighting.  They are represented in major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art/NYC, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Seto(Japan) Cultural Center and Taipei(Taiwan) County Yingge Ceramics Museum.
Curtis has received Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Dimensional Studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, OH).  Curtis is a former Trustee of the American Craft Council and past Board President and Executive Director Ohio Designer Craftsmen.
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