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Instructors 2010

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01 Pietro Maddalena
14 Richard Phethean
15 Pietro Maddalena
17 Tony & Sheila Clennell
19 Thomas Welti
19a Pietro Maddalena
20 Luca Tripaldi
21 Leah Leitson
23 Carolyn Genders
24 Lucianne Lassalle
26 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
29 Patty Wouters
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno-R.Hensley
33 Pietro Maddalena
35 Jan Edwards
37 Luca Tripaldi
38 Ellen Shankin
42 Malcom Davis
44 D.Cichon & M.Dalglish

20 Paperclay with porcelain
Instructor: Luca Tripaldi
Type: Handbuilding. Intermediate
Date: May 16 - 22, 2010

A porcelain workshop where we explore the potential of this versatile but somehow difficult clay. The addition of cellulose will make it ductile and flexible, a fascinating material for the  realization of unusual functional or abstract objects.
Paperclay is highly innovative and can be worked to the finest thinness with complex texture and structure. It differs from all other clay for its potential of transparency, brightness and hardness. Processing can be very thin or reach large thickness in order to achieve material effects. It is therefore particularly appropriate for sculpture, abstract form and musical objects. Much attention will be paid to the study and the choice of surface textures using different techniques as the making of slabs of white and colored paperclay from carved and engraved negative plaster moulds prepared by the students themselves, from which build boxes, lamps, bowls and abstract forms. Other  objects with perforate surface will be made from liquid paperclay on cardboard cores and plaster moulds.

Cost € 860
Includes tuition, materials and firings, lodging and lunches

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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