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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

34 Crystalline glazes on porcelain.
Instructor: Luca Tripaldi 
Type: Hand building and Throwing. Advanced
Date: August 16 – 22, 2009

Crystalline glazes have a magical quality. Chemistry and nature can offer fascinating effects where the slightest movement causes light to dance across the surface of the crystals, revealing layered depths of colour and texture that bond together in a constantly changing rhythm.
Lovers of wheel throwing will be taken by the seduction of porcelain. A seduction that is not free of obstacles, That will be overcomed with the personal assistant and experience of the teacher. We will be revisiting techniques of throwing but the main focus will be on the preparation of the surface that the application of these glazes requires.
The objects will be enhanced with precious glazes that will make every piece unique. The challenge and fascination of this technique is to recreate the process of crystallisation that in nature can take thousands of years.

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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