CERAMIC COURSE - POTTERY WORKSHOPS - POTTERY AND CERAMIC CLASSES
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Instructors 2011

Course number:
01 Pietro Maddalena
17 Richard Phethean
18 Robbie Lobell
24 Susan Nemeth
25 Pietro Maddalena
27 Luca Tripaldi
27a Virginia Pates
28 T.Toland & B.C.Stichter
29 Pietro Maddalena
30 Luca Tripaldi
31 D.Polseno &      R.Hensley
33 P.Maddalena &             O.Mengucci
34 Ruthanne Tudball
36 Luca Tripaldi
37 Lorri Acott-Fowler
38 Pietro Maddalena
38A Pietro Maddalena
40 Melissa Farquhar
41 Carolyn Genders

25 Sign and color. Decoration techniques
Pietro Maddalena and Orietta Mengucci
June 12th - 18th, 2011
Tile making. For all

This brief course will be focused on the exploration of clay textures, combinations of different clays and materials and the experimentation of slips and glaze effects.
Making in this course will be limited to tiles and slab work. There will be various demonstrations on tile making and handbuilding techniques and the use of tools as a source for inspiration. Much time will be given to the use of different clays, colored slips and a series of glazes in order to explore their potential as artistic expression. Students will be encouraged to intermix the various elements and push the various materials to the extreme. We’ll be using high temperature clays with contaminations of less refractory clays, incorporate other non-clay materials and will fire in  reduction in order to introduce fire as a further element to influence and enrich the final results.

Cost € 860  It includes welcome dinner, lunches, lodging, tuition, materials and firings



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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