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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

32 Mediterranean Techniques
Stoneware& Raku
Instructor:
Pietro Maddalena and Orietta Mengucci
Type: Throwing. For all
Date: August 2 - 15, 2009


The course is intended as an opportunity for a further development for those who already have some experience with throwing and finishing. Each person will be free to choose the direction of his or her own work within the timetable of firings and demonstrations which form the structure of the course. For those who wish to focus their time on developing quality and skill in particular directions with thrown form there will be, from the start, a variety of projects from which to choose. The majority of work will be finished in high temperature stoneware and there will be opportunity to make raku in the second week of the course. Demonstrations in throwing will include a revision of basic processes, variations on vase form derived from a cylinder, ovoid and spherical forms, bowls, cups and plates, various lids, handles and spouts. Demonstrations with decoration will include: modification of thrown form, modelling and clay additions to form, fluting, facetting and carving, application of slip and various slip processes, application of glaze and various glaze processes.

Cost 1.450 € (Includes tuition, lodging, lunches, 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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