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Instructors 2009
Course number:
01  Pietro Maddalena
15  Luca Tripaldi
18a Luca Tripaldi
18b Luca Tripaldi
19  Gail Nichols
21  Gay Smith
23  David Roberts
26  Lucianne Lassalle
27  Susan Nemeth
28  Pietro Maddalena
30  Eduardo Lazo
31  Luca Tripaldi
32  Pietro Maddalena
34  Luca Tripaldi
35  Donna Polseno
37  Pietro Maddalena
39  Malcolm Davis
43  Dotti Cichon &           Meredith Dalglish
49  Luca Tripaldi

35 Wood fired figures.
Instructor: Donna Polseno
Type: Hand building and wood firing. For all
Date: August 23 – September 5, 2009


In this ceramic workshop we will use the figure as a reference point for creating sculptural objects. The figure will be the starting point for a narrative or abstraction to create a dynamic and perhaps metaphorical sculpture. We will learn various hand building methods including the use of slabs and coil building. The Tuscan environment will be of inspiration through the use of local clays and terra sigillata. We will study the Etruscan figure in clay and metal objects as well as the role of woman in this ancient culture. There will be an organized visit to the beautiful and historic town of Volterra and its famous museum, in order to see some of the reference on site. The course will end with the excitement of a wood firing experience.

Cost 1.450 € (Includes tuition, lodging, lunches, materials and firings)



La MeridianaDonna Polseno made her studies and graduated in 1974 at Rhode Island School of Design. Have received important grants and has been teaching in some of the most well established Schools and Universities of the USA. Her sculptural work is about the female figure and pottery and how they relate to each other symbolically. Since a few years she is regularly in Italy where in 2008 she was one of the six artists at the International Ceramic Sculpture Show “CONCRETA” in Certaldo , Florence.
www.donnapolseno.com





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