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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

37 The Magic of Crystalline Glazes Tuscany Style
Instructor: Luca Tripaldi
Type: Throwing, handbuilding. Non principianti
Date: September 11-18, 2010

Students will explore the fabrication of their own hand built or wheel-thrown ceramic forms using a porcelain clay body while learning to create a surface receptive to unique Crystal Glazes. Crystalline glazes have a magical quality. The slightest movement causes light to dance across the surface of the crystals, revealing layered depths of colour and texture in a constantly changing rhythm. The challenge and fascination of this glazing technique is to recreate the process of crystallization that in nature can take thousands of years. Our instructor will also invite us to create unique ceramic jewellery applying this special glaze technique. Students will share housing in the beautiful setting of a traditional Italian villa 'Il Testimonio' enjoying access to the nearby towns of Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, and Certaldo. Non-student partners and spouses are invited at a reduced rate.

Cost: € 1.200
Includes tuition, materials and firings, lodging, lunches, welcome and farwell dinner


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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