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Instructors 2019

Curtis Benzle
Tony Clennell
John Colbeck
Eddie Curtis
Lisa Ehrich
Dorothy Feibleman
Alessandro Gallo
Carol Gouthro
Mette Maya Gregersen
Simon Levin
Sandy Lockwood
Brenda Mc Mahon
Donna Polseno
Lisa Reinertson
Marcia Selsor
Ellen Shankin
Liz Summerfield
Luca Tripaldi
Tip Toland
Lucia Zucconi


41.2019 Creating Dimensional Wall ArtOndulating and dimensional ceramic tile murals
Brenda Mc Mahon www.BrendaMcMahon.com
September 29 – October 12, 2019

Tile Making. For all

Learn how to create undulating and dimensional ceramic tile murals during this 14-day hands-on workshop. The program will teach participants several ways to make tiles and how to create volume, texture and dimension not generally see on the wall. It will also reveal new ways of glazing the surface.
Brenda McMahon will demonstrate how to create wall sculptures large and small, while sharing how to adhere, frame and hang these art pieces. In addition to tile making, Brenda shares her unusual and liberating glazing method which allows students to use dozens of colors, lightly layered onto the surface of their tile art. This glazing technique and softness of color is most closely associated with a watercolor palette allowing control and subtlety of color on the clay surface. No more heavy glazes that cover delicate detail. Instead, liberate your self and your color sense with this tile treatment. Finally, Brenda shares techniques on adding natural materials onto the tile mural and the best way to frame these art pieces.
During this 13-day workshop, there will be 7 studio working days, 1 bisque firing day and 1 glaze firing day. Studio days will be filled with techniques offered and ample time for participants to explore those techniques.

The workshop is held in the Nature Studio. Open on three sides, the studio is located at the base of the La Meridiana hill beside the wood kiln, a flight of stairs from the main studios.
Most of the dry work will be bisqued and a selection of this will be glazed and fired.

The total cost of the course is 2200 euros
Deposit: 600 euros
The workshop fee includes the following
Tuition of 6 – 8 hours per day
Studio open 12 hours per day
All materials and firings
Lodging in double room; single room on request, add 400 euros
Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast, final dinner
A freshly prepared Tuscan Lunch with wine on all working days

La MeridianaBrenda Mc Mahon has been a full ceramic artist for over 20 years and has been teaching professional workshops for more than 15 years. Brenda’s ceramic work is in hundreds of private and public collections across the United States. She has created wall murals for hospitals and meditation centers and has been an award winning artist at juried art shows across North America. Originally from New York City, Brenda now resides in Florida where she splits her time between art shows and private commissions. This will be Brenda’s 4th ceramic workshop at La Meridiana International School of Ceramics. www.BrendaMcMahon.com







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