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Instructors 2010

Course number:
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

19.a  Garden tiles and complements
Instructor: Pietro Maddalena    
Type: Handbuilding - For all
Dates: May 9 – 15, 2010


Tiles and slab built work is a unique medium for both artistic expression and useful projects of the most diverse nature, scope and destination. Tile related making methods are perfect to build functional objects and ornaments for the garden like large flowerpots, fountains, basins, birdbath, columns, arches and benches. Fireplaces, bathrooms, kitchens and complements are further possible applications.  
  In this ceramic workshop we will work with Galestro, a local terracotta clay which is  material durable enough to withstand all kinds of weather. We will explore design and implementation of tile and garden projects, discovering a variety of ways to make, cut and decorate two and three-dimensional work, which can be figurative or abstract, flat, in relief or free standing, small or huge.
The duration of the workshop is studied for creating your project. Since this type of work needs much time to dry before firing, a weekend will be scheduled later in the year for those who wish to return for firing or arrangements will be made for shipping finished work.

Cost € 800   
Includes tuition, materials, lodging, a welcome dinner and lunches.

Separate arrangements will be made for the cost of firing and shipping, depending on the size of the work.




La MeridianaPietro Elia Maddalena studied ceramics at the West Surrey College of Art & Design in England. After two more years of work at Dartington Workshop, he returned to Italy where in 1980 he established a studio in Certaldo, near Florence. Pietro is the founder and director of the International School of Ceramics LA MERIDIANA located in Tuscany, Italy. Also instructor and maker he says of himself : “ I am totally and continuously interested in the process of making. I see the craft object as a projection of the human spirit and the culture in which it was nurtured. In elaborating concept, material and process, my ultimate goal is the expression of beauty through sophisticated and sensual forms”.
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