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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

15 Smoke firing through Easter
Instructor: Luca Tripaldi
Type: Handbuilding and throwing. For all
Date: April 7 - 13, 2009


During this Easter workshop we discover, learn and develop smoking firing skills. On the surface of the naked, previously smoothened clay, the sawdust and wood used as a fuel will allow us to obtain smoky effects of marmorisation and craquelè which recall the surfaces of natural stone. With the help of thermal shock resistant engobes we will create designs and geometric effects. The firing techniques include pit firing both with firewood and with sawdust. Participants will be able to repeat this firing at home in any open space, without the need of kilns. We’ll be using hand building techniques but expert throwers will have access to the wheelsmay work on the wheel.

Cost 850 € (Includes tuition, lodging, lunches, materials and firings)



La MeridianaLuca Tripaldi was born in Turin in 1969. Graduated on graphic art before working on sculpture and then been taken by ceramics until he opened a workshop in Turin in 1999. He has been particularly interested on the development of smoke firing techniques and fascinated by the qualities of the surfaces that these processes can offer. In recent years he had a strong interest in studying and developing crystals glazes and carbon trapping. He is sharing a studio in London and has been invited to teach at prestigious ceramic schools in the USA.
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